Welcome to the Woeller Lab
We are interested in the molecular and cellular pathways that drive the response to injury of the eye and surrounding tissue. Whether autoimmune, chemical or physical insult, the response to injury includes inflammation and activation of specialized cells that support normal wound healing. The response of these cells can sometimes proceed out of control causing debilitating tissue damage, pain, vision impairment and blindness. Our laboratory studies why and how these cells respond to injury with the goal of developing novel, targeted treatments that can prevent and/or resolve tissue damage and vision loss.