Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology

Editors: Tsang, Stephen (Ed.)

  • Describes a wide range of possible applications, from oculofacial plastic surgery to the restoration of sight lost by degenerative disorders and glaucoma, to cancer research
  • Gives a comprehensive account of types of safety trials that may be used to assess stem cell-based treatments’ viability
  • Contains a discussion of the evidence that cancer stem cells can lead to uveal melanoma
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Patient specific and disease specific stem cell lines have already introduced groundbreaking advances into the research and practice of ophthalmology. This volume provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the latest innovations in the field. Twelve chapters discuss the fastest growing areas in ophthalmological stem cell research, from disease modelling, drug screening and gene targeting to clinical genetics and regenerative treatments. Innovative results from stem cell research of the past decade are pointing the way toward practicable treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, age related macular degeneration, and Stargardt disease. What future directions will stem cell research take? Researchers, graduate students, and fellows alike will find food for thought in this insightful guide tapping into the collective knowledge of leaders in the field. Stem Cells in Ophthalmology is part of the Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine series dedicated to discussing current challenges and future directions in stem cell research.

About the authors

Stephen Tsang, MD, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology and Cell Biology. Since 1992, he has been working on gene-targeting in stem cells and created the first gene-targeted model for a recessive form of retinitis pigmentosa with gene-targeting in embryonic stem cell technology; this model is used in current research by numerous laboratories. He received his M.D.-Ph.D. degrees from the NIH-National Institute of General Medical Sciences Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Columbia University. Dr. Tsang then completed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA. Dr. Tsang's contributions to retinal degeneration research are known internationally and he is a member of the Fight-For-Sight grant-in-aid review panel for the last eight years. In his New York State supported stem cell program (N09G-302), we are examining embryonic stem (ES) cells to model and replace diseased human retinal cells. His skills are being recognized by the 2005 Bernard Becker-“Association of University Professor in Ophthalmology”-“Research to Prevent Blindness” Award. Dr. Tsang also participates in resident teaching and is the Columbia ophthalmology basic science course director. He is a member of the Macular Society. Named one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists in 2009, he has published over 60 research articles and lectured internationally on personalized medicine and stem cells in regenerative medicine.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Eye as a Target Organ for Stem Cell Therapy

    Fields, Mark A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Stem Cells in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

    Winn, Bryan J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • The Current Status of Corneal Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation in Humans

    Chuck, Roy S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Lens Differentiation from Embryonic Stem (ES) and Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells

    Cvekl, Ales (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Stem Cells and Glaucoma

    Hertz, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9521-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology
Editors
  • Stephen Tsang
Series Title
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5493-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5493-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5492-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9521-6
Series ISSN
2196-8985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 188
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