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How the Gut Influences the Development of Retinal Disease


Oct 19, 2020 02:39 PM

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Dr. Mike (Przemyslaw) Sapieha
Dr. Mike (Przemyslaw) Sapieha is the director of the Neurovascular Eye Disease Lab at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre and holds the Wolfe Professorship in translational vision research and the Canada Research Chair in retinal cell biology. He is an associate professor in the departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry at the University of Montreal and an adjunct professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. In 2018, he was elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Mike Sapieha obtained his PhD in neuroscience and cell biology in 2005 at the University of Montreal. He subsequently pursued two postdoctoral fellowships: one in pharmacology at McGill University and the second in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Professor Sapieha's research focuses on elucidating the causes of retinal vascular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.