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Eye specialist to discuss age-related macular degeneration at Allergan lecture
 
EVENT:

Gregory Hageman, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, will speak on “A New Era for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Insights Pertaining to a Key Role for the Immune System,” as part of The Allergan Foundation Lecture Series in Modern Biology. This lecture is sponsored by the UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences.

DATE: Monday, March 31, 2008
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy Way, UCI campus. Map: www.uci.edu/campusmap
 
BACKGROUND:

Age-related macular degeneration afflicts an estimated 25 percent of people older than 75 and is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. This disorder is characterized by a progressive loss of central vision. It affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows people to see fine detail.

Recent discoveries have provided a clearer picture of the physical changes, genetic factors and biochemical processes associated with early age-related macular degeneration. Gregory Hageman will talk about these discoveries and how they could lead to new diagnostic tools and therapies to improve the quality of life for people with the disorder.

Hageman directs the Cell Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he conducted undergraduate and graduate studies in biology and marine biology. Hageman is active in various professional and honorary organizations including the Macula Society, and he is an author or co-author of approximately 100 refereed and invited publications, as well as multiple issued patents and pending patent applications.

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Free and open to the public. Reservations are required to 949-824-2500 or biosci-events@uci.edu. For more information on the event, contact Sara Coney at 949-824-1143 or sconey@uci.edu. Media should R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Fitzenberger at 949-824-3969 or jfitzen@uci.edu. Parking is free.

Media Contact

Jennifer Fitzenberger
949-824-3969
jfitzen@uci.edu

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