Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya  
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Department of Stem Cell

Under VRF:

1. Ongoing projects:

“Assessing influence of different scaffolds on immunogenicity of corneal epithelial cells” funded by ICMR.
“A Novel Tissue Engineering Approach for Bioengineering Corneal Epithelial Cells from Non-Ocular Epithelial Cells” funded by DRDO.
“To study the influence of Self-assembling Peptide Nanofiber Scaffolds in the cell growth and differentiation of human retinal progenitor/stem cells” funded by Sumatichandra Mehta charitable trust.
“Characterizing the CytoCorTM cells derived from Human Parthenotes” funded by International Stem Cell corporation.
2. Completed Projects:
To understand the Biology of Corneal Stem Cells-funded by ICMR
“To Bioengineer a corneal stromal substitute using cross-linked connective tissue” funded by DST.
“To Identify and characterize the retinal stem/progenitor properties of human Iris Pigment Epithelial Cells (IPE) and Ciliary Epithelial (CE) Cells in vitro” funded by DBT.