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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Wei Li, Ph.D.

General Information

Wei  Li, Ph.D.


  • English

Academic Title

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Secondary Appointment in Microbiology and Immunology, Program in Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy

Research Interests

Molecular therapeutics for eye diseases involving the immune system.

Research Summary

My research interests focus on two areas of eye diseases: autoimmune uveitis and retinal degeneration. For autoimmune uveitis, we investigate the mechanism of autoimmune uveitis by identifying and characterizing autoantigens directly from patients with non-invasive molecular biology approaches. For retinal degeneration, we investigate the role of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell phagocytosis in retinal degeneration.

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