Eye Research - Associate Professor David Ackerley
Work is well under way in a project to grow part of a human eye. The aim is to produce a retina. This could be used to help prevent degenerative blindness, one of the most common forms of vision loss. The scientific breakthrough was made in the United States, but important work is being carried out right here. David Ackerley is an associate professor and biotechnology programme director at Victoria University, and he works with the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre.