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Welcome to CAROT!

Welcome to the Center for Advanced Retinal & Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT) at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Our mission is to advance the development of novel biologic and small molecule therapeutics for retinal and ocular diseases through a balanced commitment to basic research, translational development, and clinician/patient communities. With an exceptional foundation in clinically relevant ocular research, CAROT is a premiere center for translating novel bench research, such as gene and cell therapies, into the clinic and market. Our center strives to foster nascent projects through various stages of discovery and clinical development. In doing so, we aim to establish an efficient and effective translational infrastructure and supportive environment for both academic and commercial communities.

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Coronavirus Updates 

UPenn has ordered all labs that were not working on SARS-CoV-2 to shut down in March 2020. We are awaiting the time when it will be safe to return and are working off-site in the meantime. However, some of us have initiated some projects aiming to help find a way to better understand and prevent Covid-19 disease.


Open Positions

Our Center has occasional openings for highly motivated scientists with relevant experience in neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology, imaging, regulatory affairs, and related fields. Please contact to inquire about research opportunities in our Center.

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