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Posts by Bruce Ksander, PhD

  • A team of researchers at Mass Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have successfully restored vision in elderly mice by turning back the clock on their aged nerve cells in the retina to recapture their youthful function.


Dr. Bruce Ksander received his PhD in Immunology from the University of Illinois while studying the immune response to herpes keratitis in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Hendricks at the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. His postdoctoral fellowship was with Dr. J. Wayne Streilein at the University of Miami Medical School and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida where he studied the immune mechanisms that regulate ocular immune privilege to corneal allografts and intraocular tumors. Dr. Ksander is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear. He conducts research in three main areas: (i) Understanding the function of inflammation in the Fas/FasL signaling pathway during the development of glaucoma, (ii) understanding the function of microglia and infiltrating macrophages in the development of age related macular degeneration, and (iii) restoration of the corneal epithelium using limbal stem cells.

Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Ophthalmology

An international center for ophthalmology treatment and research, Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology, and is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals for eye care. Led by Chief and Chair Joan W. Miller, MD, the department provides seamless access to the most innovative care available anywhere in the world.