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10/18 - 10/18
Waupaca Area Public Library

The Potential for Stem Cells to Treat Eye Diseases

David Gamm, MD, PhD is Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director McPherson Eye Research Institute. Inherited and acquired degenerative diseases of the retina are a significant cause of incurable vision loss worldwide.  Dr. Gamm sees the impact of these diseases on afflicted individuals and their families in his pediatric ophthalmology practice at the University of Wisconsin. His laboratory at the Waisman Center utilizes stem cell technology to investigate the cellular and molecular events that occur during human retinal differentiation and to generate cells for use in human retinal disease modeling and cell-based rescue or replacement strategies. To meet these goals, they utilize a variety of human cell types, including ES and iPS cells, which have the capacity to mimic retinal development and disease, as well as to delineate the genetic “checkpoints” necessary to produce particular retinal cell types. By understanding the behavior of these cell types in vitro and in vivo, they hope to optimize strategies to delay or reverse the effects of blinding disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and age–related macular degeneration.

Please thank Bob and Rita Danielson for sponsoring this program.

Our free programs are open to everyone on Mondays beginning at 6:30 PM. 

The programs will be HYBRID w/limited in-person seating. Email us at to make your reservation. Broadcasts will also be  online, connect with us with one of these ways - 1.  Audio on Waupaca Radio WILW 96.3FM 2. Broadcast live on Win-TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 991 3. YouTube live stream 5. On our Winchester Academy Facebook page via Facebook Live Questions for the speaker can be asked via Facebook Live or by calling this number 715-942-9917 during the presentation and will be answered at the end of the presentation.

If cancellation is required, an announcement will be made on Lakes 92.7FM, WILW 96.3FM and Facebook.

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