Institute News

The Lowy Medical Research Institute is helping to fund a study that will map intracellular connections in the retina.  The retina is composed of several different cell types, including neurons, glia, and blood vessels.  The retina has been studied at a sub-cellular level using electron microscopy, but these subcelluar snapshots do not provide a clear picture as to how the cells in the retina are interconnected. Read More
Two scientists affiliated with the Lowy Medical Research Institute, Dr. Peter Westenskow and Dr. Michael Dorrell, were selected to participate in a public exhibit that showcased the artistic side of science. Dr. Westenskow exhibited an image of the architecture of the retina, taken by electron microscopy. The image was taken in collaboration with Dr. Malcom Wood at The Scripps Research Institute. Read More