Age-related Macular Degeneration - AMD - Research Group

Our research group aims at studying regulatory mechanism of protein aggregation, lysosomal and autophagy clearance in retinal pigment epithelial cells. We aim at find novel autophagy linked therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Our laboratory's goal is to understand the function of molecular chaperones in proteasomal and lysosomal clearance in RPE cells.

Group leader is professor Kai Kaarniranta.