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MOD Series ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ IL-6 Trans-Signaling: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Retinopathy

December 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Students & Faculty please join us for the

Mechanisms of Disease


Presented by

Shruti Sharma, PhD

Associate Professor

Center of Biotechnology & Genomic Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Personal Statement:

Dr. Shruti Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Center of Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Her major research interestsย are in understanding the role of vascular dysfunction in the microvascular complications of diabetes. Currently, her lab is focused on studying the inflammation-induced pathologies in diabetic retinopathy (DR), and has established the role of interleukin-6 trans-signaling as a novel therapeutic target in DR by using the drug-sgp130Fc. Our in-vitro and animal studies have shown that this drug can prevent inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage, and apoptosis associated with diabetic retinopathy.

Location: Russell Hall, Room 228



December 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Russell Hall
1425 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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