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Paola Bovolenta

Universidad Autonoma, Madrid | Spain

EMBO 2012

Eye development and related malformations

Our research focuses on the study of the cellular/molecular mechanisms controlling the progressive specification of the cells that compose the eye field into a functionally mature and properly connected eye in vertebrates. We pay particular attention to those processes that might be involved in congenital malformations of the eye and in neurodegenerative events that lead to blindness or brain function impairment.

Keywords: Neural specification / morphogenesis / regulation of gene expression / cell signalling / axon guidance / neurodegeneration / Alzheimer's disease / neuroinflammation

Subject area(s): Neuroscience | Differentiation & Death | Development