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Raffael Liegl, MD

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Smith Lab
Ophthalmology Research
Hospital Title:
Research Fellow
Research Focus Area:
AngiogenesisDiabetic RetinopathyAge Related Macular Degeneration
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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 degeneration. His current research projects also include tumor angiogenesis.

About the Researcher

Dr. Liegl obtained an MD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany. He has been interested in eye related diseases early on and did research in the cell biological lab in Munich with an emphasis on the prevention of posterior capsule opacification and retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration. He started his residency in ophthalmology at the eye hospital of LMU in January 2011. He is particularly interested in neovascular eye diseases both from a basic research standpoint as well as from a clinical perspective.

He started his postdoctoral fellowship with the support of the german research foundation (DFG) in Dr. Lois Smith's lab.

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