Going by the concept that research can happen anywhere, any time, scientists at AMRF continued to engage in their research activities through virtual meetings and telephone conversations. Despite the pandemic, the team could keep the labs, freezers and essential equipment running. 18 publications were brought out.

Exploring new areas of research

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Stem cells for transplantation research
  • Retinal pigment epithelial regeneration
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Leber’s hereditary optic neuritis
  • Biomarkers for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Exosomes in eye Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Fungal keratitis

Ph.D awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University

Ms. S.Yogapriya, Department of Immunology and Stem Cell Biology

Thesis: Understanding the role of trabecular meshwork stem cells in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis in normal and glaucomatous human eyes

Guide: Dr. C. Gowri Priya

Mr. K. Thirumalairaj, Department of Molecular Genetics

Thesis: Characterization of genetic and transcriptional alterations in retinoblastoma

Guide: Dr. A. Vanniarajan