[visionlist] Vaegan seminar: Dr Vinay Aakalu (University of Illinois Chicago - UIC)

Juno Kim juno.kim at unsw.edu.au
Tue Jul 13 07:10:13 -04 2021

Dear friends,

Please join us for our next Vaegan seminar to be given by Dr Vinay Aakalu (University of Illinois Chicago - UIC). His talk is entitled: "Development of New Ocular Surface Disease Therapies and Receptor Deconvolution".

The event will be held via Zoom (link and meeting information provided below).  Please RSVP for the meeting password if you have not attended a Vaegan before (password is always the same)

Best regards,


Title:  Development of New Ocular Surface Disease Therapies and Receptor Deconvolution

Speaker: Dr Vinay Aakalu (University of Illinois Chicago - UIC)

Time/Date: 1-2pm Friday 16 July 2021 (AEST)

Zoom link:


Abstract:  Ocular surface diseases and injuries are important public health concerns that can reduce vision and quality of life.  Developing new approaches to these conditions is critical to advancing patient care.  In this presentation, peptide based strategies for treating ocular surface inflammatory conditions and epithelial injuries will be discussed.  In addition, efforts to understand the mechanisms of action of these new therapies will be described.

Bio: Dr. Aakalu is a fellowship-trained, oculofacial plastic surgeon and clinician-scientist.  He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). At UIC, Dr. Aakalu directs a multi-specialty thyroid eye disease clinic and a drug development accelerator [Illinois Center for Ophthalmic Drug and Diagnostic Development (ICOD3)].  Work in the Aakalu laboratory is focused on developing new therapeutics for ocular surface diseases and other conditions.  The group studies both new drugs and regenerative medicine based innovations.

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