Australian Usher Syndrome Research Webinar –

Recordings are now available online!

Join UsherKids Australia as we update our community on the various Australian research projects currently working on treatments for retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome.  Fleur O’HareResearch Manager at University of Melbourne and Centre for Eye Research Australia.Fleur will give an update on research programs available to participants with retinitis pigmentosa. Specifically, she will discuss a leading Australian clinical trial that is underway that involves people with Usher syndrome.Dr Livia Carvalho Assistant Professor at The University of Western AustraliaDr Carvalho will be talking about how gene replacement therapy technologies can help us in the development of a treatment targeting vision loss in Usher patients. She will provide a simple overview of how the technology works and an update of her current work on Usher syndromeDr Anai Gonzalez-CorderoGroup Leader Stem Cell Medicine Children’s Medical Research Institute, SydneyDr. Gonzalez-Cordero will explain her research journey aimed to develop cell therapy by transplantation of the light sensing cells of the retina. This therapy promises to be effective for a range of inherited retinal diseases, including Usher syndrome.Professor Alex Hewitt Principal Research Fellow Menzies Institute for Medical Research and School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania

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