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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about research opportunities in our Center.
- LCA Family Conference in Philadelphia
July 26-28, 2019
Members of CAROT will be there. Come join us! By working collectively, we can make faster progress. Please register at: https://www.facebook.com/sofiaseeshope/
- Dog Who Contributed to Cure for Blindness
July 16 2019
- Choroideremia Research Foundation International Symposium in Philadelphia
June 6-7, 2019
- 2018 Champalimaud Award Lecture at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
April 30, 2019
Lectures by Jean Bennett and Robin Ali on behalf of all of the awardees (including Albert Maguire, James Bainbridge, T. Michael Redmond, Samuel Jacobson and William Hauswirth); Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada