Biji Mathew

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    College: Medicine Department: Anesthesiology
    Secondary Department: Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    Title: Research Assistant Professor
    Office: 835 S Wolcott Ave, MSB E717 Phone: 3123551694
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    We focus on diseases affecting eyes, more specifically retinal injury due to ischemia mimicking diabetic retinopathy.Retinal ischemia-associated retinal degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss and to this date there are no effective treatment options. we are researching the molecular, genetic and biochemical mechanisms leading to retinal injury and vision loss using our in vivo and in vitro models. Another interesting area of our research is application of stem cells, stem cell conditioned media and stem cell derived exosomes as therapeutic strategy.

    Our lab is quite new here at UIC.Currently we have 3 honors college students involved in various stages of research. our students participated in the UIC forum competitions,submitted abstracts for international and national conferences.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 12-15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    If you are someone motivated and passionate about research, and has time available 3-5 hours while you are here, you can contact us. We are here on Saturdays and when ever you need.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Dedication, motivation and passion for research.

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