About Our Research
Frans Vinberg, PhD, works to understand mechanisms in the retina that enable vision over a wide range of light intensities and colors, and how these mechanisms are affected in major blinding diseases including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Seeing the Problem
Discovering New Treatment Strategies to Cure Blindness Caused by Neurodegeneration
One person can’t change the world. In our laboratory, we aim to provide students, postdocs, and staff the environment and resources that allow them to thrive and become successful whether in academia, industry or even starting their own company.
Let’s not forget that science should be fun. We should be excited to make discoveries while also taking care of ourselves. The physical and mental health of each lab member is one of our priorities. We can be productive in the long term only if we are physically and mentally healthy.
News from the Vinberg Laboratory
Life after Death for the Human Eye
Vinberg Lab scientists are part of a team that revived light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restored communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform brain and vision research.