Grand Rounds are held monthly on (First and Third) Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (September to June) virtually via Zoom. The Grand Rounds in Ophthalmology series will feature interesting and thought-provoking topics, presented by accomplished clinicians and scientists, in an hour long format that includes a traditional lecture followed by interactive Q&A. The content will be current and wide ranging with the goal being to promote stimulating dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to vision discovery and patient care.


Title: Soluble gp130Fc Fusion Protein as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Retinopathy

calendar icon Thursday, June 6, 2024
user icon Shruti Sharma, Ph.D.

I am a Tenured Associate Professor in the Center of Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology at Augusta University. My major research interests are in understanding the role of vascular dysfunction in the microvascular complications of diabetes. Currently, My 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 DR





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Dr Shruti Sharma

  • 6/6/2024
  • Zoom


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