Dr. Richard Fairless

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Department of Neurology
University Hospital Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 350
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: + 49-6221-5635688
Fax: +49-6221-563837
Email: R.Fairless@dkfz-heidelberg.de

Research Summary

Retinal degeneration is an event associated with several disease pathologies, including multiple sclerosis (MS) where it can occur both in association with, and independently of, optic neuritis. Using the brown Norway rat model of MS, where retinal ganglion cell degeneration is an early and robust feature following immunisation with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, we aim to elucidate neurodegenerative mechanisms which underlie the selective vulnerability of neuronal populations under neuroinflammatory conditions. Ultimately, the development of novel neuroprotective strategies will complement the immunomodulatory therapies currently available.

Structure of the Group

Lab leader: Richard Fairless
PhD Students: Viktoria Greeck
Associated members: Isabella Boccuni
Technicians: Katharina Schmitz


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Latest Revision: 2022-01-10
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