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Smith Laboratory | Lab Members

Lois Smith, MD, PhD

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Retinopathy of prematurity

Associate in Ophthalmology

Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview Lois Smith's research is directed at understanding the causes of retinopathy of prematurity and on developing methods to prevent it. Recent investigations in her laboratory have...

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Ye Sun PhD

Ye Sun, PhD

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Angiogenesis

Research Associate

Instructor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

About Ye Sun, PhD Dr. Ye Sun obtained her PhD from Jilin University at China and completed her postdoctoral fellowship training at Department of Urology/Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital before...

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Zhongjie Fu, PhD

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Retinopathy of prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Overview Dr Fu’s research interest is in the understanding of basic mechanism of retinal vascular biology, particularly the metabolic effects on diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of...

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Yan Gong PhD

Yan Gong, PhD

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Angiogenesis, Lipid Metabolism, Cell Signaling

Research Fellow

Research Overview Understand the roles of cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenases 2J2 and its polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) metabolites in retinopathy of premature (ROP) and diabetic retinopathy (DR)...

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Raffael Liegl, MD

Research Lab: Smith Lab - Investigating Vascular Eye Diseases

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Angiogenesis, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration

Research Fellow

Research Overview Dr. Liegl is interested in the interaction of glucose and lipid metabolism in the context of angiogenesis in retinal pathologies such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular...

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Chi-Hsiu Liu, PhD

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Gene Therapy

Research Overview Dr. Chi-Hsiu Liu received her Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from National Taiwan University. Her graduate studies focused on the role of the intermediate filament protein, alpha...

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Zhongxiao (Iris) Wang, MD, PhD

Research Department: Ophthalmology Research

Research Focus Area: Ocular Vascular Disorders, Endothelial Progenitor Cells, Wnt Signaling Pathway

Research Fellow

Research Overview Dr. Wang’s research is mainly focused on the pathological angiogenesis of blinding eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of...

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