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Medicine In Our Backyard

Clinical Trials and Stem Cells to Cure Blindness

  • Date: 05/21/2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Central Library Friends Room
    1000 Avocado Avenue
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Introduction: This lecture series features UC Irvine Health physicians discussing research and cutting edge technology in their fields of expertise.

Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?
Daniela A. Bota, MD, PhD
Medical Director, UC Irvine Health Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program

Dr. Daniela A. Bota is a board-certified neuro-oncologist who specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as in the neurological complications of cancers. Bota is a lead investigator on several clinical trials, including novel treatments using brain tumor vaccines and the use of electrical fields to inhibit the growth of gliomas.


Using Stem Cells to Cure Blindness
Henry John Klassen, MD, PhD
Director, Stem Cell & Retinal Regeneration Program
UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Dr. Henry Klassen serves as research director for the Retinal Regeneration Program at the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and is affiliated with the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. He has focused on regenerating damaged retinal tissue to restore sight to people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. In addition to his medical degree, Klassen holds a doctorate in neurobiology and has delved into the retina’s unique architecture to understand how to repair the neural system.




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