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Themes

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Our basic science and clinical research is focused around three themes: neuroscience and ageing; stem cells, regeneration and repair; and visual and ocular development.

Neuroscience and ageing

Vision Sciences

Our neuroscience and ageing research into the basis of eye disease and ageing processes facilitates the development of new methods for detecting, monitoring and treating neurodegenerative and age-related eye conditions.

Age-related eye disease accounts for more than 70% of all vision loss in the UK, with macular disease being the leading cause.

Our research provides an ideal platform for the development of new and improved methods for the detection and management of visual problems relating to the nervous system and ageing.

Our research is enhanced by strong links with the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, the Dementia Research Institute (DRI), and the Cardiff University Brain Imaging Research Centre (CUBRIC).

Staff members

Yr Athro Tom Margrain

Yr Athro Tom Margrain

Reader, Director of Innovation and Engagement

Email
margrainth@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76118
Yr Athro Rachel North

Yr Athro Rachel North

Professor

Email
north@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5114
Yr Athro Marcela Votruba

Yr Athro Marcela Votruba

Pennaeth yr Ysgol

Email
votrubam@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 0117
Dr Julie Albon

Dr Julie Albon

Lecturer, Optic Nerve Head Group Leader, Person designate, Cathays Park HTA satellite licence

Email
albonj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75427
Dr Matt J Dunn

Dr Matt J Dunn

Teacher

Email
dunnmj1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 208 70576
Dr Lee McIlreavy

Dr Lee McIlreavy

Lecturer

Email
mcilreavyl@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 208 70134
Dr Justyn Regini

Dr Justyn Regini

Lecturer

Email
reginijw@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70061
Dr Malgorzata Rozanowska

Dr Malgorzata Rozanowska

Lecturer

Email
rozanowskamb@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75057
Dr Ashley Wood

Dr Ashley Wood

Lecturer

Email
wooda2@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75063

Research groups

Our neuro-degeneration and ageing theme is pursued within six collaborative groups:

Stem cells, regeneration and repair

Stem Cell

Our research is aimed at understanding the causes of ocular degeneration and the development of novel eye care treatments and products for improved ocular health.

To address the world-wide shortage of corneal donor tissue for the treatment of corneal disorders and pathologies, we have joined forces with Linkoping University, the University of Montreal and LV Prasad Eye Institute, in an international collaborative effort to develop a suitable artificial corneal replacement.

We also continue to collaborate closely with clinician-scientists in Osaka University to harness the power of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to generate transplantable eye tissue capable of restoring visual function.

In the field of glaucoma and inherited optic neuropathy, our research investigates novel therapeutic agents, which include adult stem cells, as well as their secreted constituents (e.g. exosomes). We test these novel neuroprotective therapeutic strategies in state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo models, and human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal cultures.

Staff members

Yr Athro Keith Meek

Yr Athro Keith Meek

Head of Biophysics Research Group, Senior Mentor

Email
meekkm@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6317
Yr Athro Andrew Quantock

Yr Athro Andrew Quantock

Director of Research

Email
quantockaj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5064
Yr Athro Marcela Votruba

Yr Athro Marcela Votruba

Pennaeth yr Ysgol

Email
votrubam@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 0117
Dr James Bell

Dr James Bell

Research Associate

Email
bellj10@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6356
Dr Sally Hayes (née Dennis)

Dr Sally Hayes (née Dennis)

Research Associate

Email
hayess5@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 70459
Dr Elena Koudouna

Dr Elena Koudouna

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Email
koudounae@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 20870205
Dr Philip Lewis

Dr Philip Lewis

Research Associate & Electron Microscopy Specialist

Email
lewispn@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 70459
Dr Ben Mead

Dr Ben Mead

Lecturer

Email
meadb@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 0502
Dr Sian Morgan

Dr Sian Morgan

Research Associate (Structural Biophysics Group)

Email
morgans51@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6356
Dr Rob Young

Dr Rob Young

Research Fellow

Email
youngrd@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70205

Research groups

Our stem cells, regeneration and repair research is pursued within three collaborative groups:

Visual and ocular development

Sophia in her glasses

Our visual and ocular development research uses patient centred and basic science approaches to investigate normal and aberrant visual and ocular development.

Our research combines basic science investigations with patient centred studies into normal and abnormal visual function. Key areas of activity focus on developmental biology, the genetics of myopia and the understanding of visual function in children with Down's syndrome.

In 2017, our Down’s Syndrome Vision Research was awarded the UK’s most prestigious academic award – a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – for its pioneering research and treatment of vision problems in children with Down’s syndrome.

Staff members

Dr Jennifer Acton

Dr Jennifer Acton

Lecturer

Email
actonj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0203
Dr Sally Hayes (née Dennis)

Dr Sally Hayes (née Dennis)

Research Associate

Email
hayess5@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 70459
Yr Athro Jeremy Guggenheim

Yr Athro Jeremy Guggenheim

Professor

Email
guggenheimj1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 29 2087 4904
Dr Philip Lewis

Dr Philip Lewis

Research Associate & Electron Microscopy Specialist

Email
lewispn@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 70459
Yr Athro Keith Meek

Yr Athro Keith Meek

Head of Biophysics Research Group, Senior Mentor

Email
meekkm@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6317
Yr Athro Andrew Quantock

Yr Athro Andrew Quantock

Director of Research

Email
quantockaj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5064
Dr Louise Terry

Dr Louise Terry

Teacher

Email
terryl1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0247
Dr Margaret Woodhouse

Dr Margaret Woodhouse

Senior Lecturer

Email
woodhouse@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76522
Dr Rob Young

Dr Rob Young

Research Fellow

Email
youngrd@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70205

Research groups

Our visual and ocular-development theme is pursued within four collaborative groups: