Lab Culture: Jason Meyer's focus on research, lab unity
Jason S. Meyer, associate professor of biology, has dedicated his life's work to the regeneration and understanding of the human retinal system -- lately, retinal ganglion cells -- through the growth and implementation of human induced pluripotent stem cells.
N. Douglas Lees awarded IUPUI Chancellor’s Medallion for his impact in 45 years of service
Dr. N. Douglas Lees was awarded the IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion by Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar at his retirement reception on January 18, 2019. During his career at IUPUI's School of Science, Dr. Lees has made in indelible impact on the development of campus through his exemplary teaching and his significant contributions to the development of new academic courses and degree programs, faculty governance, department leadership, institutional planning and management, and research and graduate support.
IUPUI researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells
IUPUI biologists, growing human pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal ganglion cells in the lab, have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina. By introducing hPSC-RGCs to astrocytes, researchers can create cells that are more analogous to human RGCs and can be further used to study diseases such as glaucoma. These results are published online in Stem Cell Reports.