Researcher visits HudsonAlpha to present on high-resolution retinal imaging


Posted on November 28th, 2018

Joseph Carroll, PhD, addressed researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology for the Institute’s fall seminar series. Carroll calls the Medical College of Wisconsin home, where he is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy.

Carroll discussed the use of high-resolution retinal imaging to find and address retinal disease. He noted that retinal disease is especially difficult to detect in patients, as the onset of symptoms trails the development of the disease itself by a significant margin.

He also walked through the potential of genetic treatments for retinal disease, using high-resolution imaging to set benchmarks and track progress. The process poses challenges, as it requires a degree of automation for success, but that requirement is accompanied by a need to account for vulnerabilities in the algorithms used.

This seminar was hosted by Liz Worthey, PhD, and Melissa Wilk, PhD.

More information on HudsonAlpha Research Seminars, including the upcoming schedule, can be found at hudsonalpha.org/seminars.