Eye repair lab


Group leader

Giulio Ferrari


Research focus of this lab are the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling inflammation in highly prevalent ocular surface disorders (such as: keratitis, conjunctivitis, ocular surface burns, etc.). Specifically, we are trying to better understand the role of corneal nerves in maintaining ocular surface integrity and inflammation-associated nerve alterations.

Our final aim is to apply knowledge generated from these basic mechanisms to improve understanding, and eventually treatment, of disabling, poorly treated ocular disorders.