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Maria Valeria Canto Soler, Ph.D.

Director, Retinal Degeneration Research Center
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Female

Titles

  • Director, Retinal Degeneration Research Center
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Ophthalmology

Contact for Research Inquiries

Smith Building
400 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7589
Fax: 410-502-5382
mcantos1@jhmi.edu

Research Interests

Retinal cell behavior; Retinal degeneration

Biography

M. Valeria Canto-Soler, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of the Retinal Degenerations Center at Wilmer. Her research focuses on the study of the mechanisms that regulate the behavior of retinal cells in both normal and diseased conditions.  Currently, her interests are focused on two main, highly complementary areas: the study of the mechanisms that control retinal progenitor cell differentiation during normal development and the use of human "induced pluripotent stem cells" (iPS) to study the mechanisms leading to retinal dystrophies and their potential clinical application in therapies involving cell transplantation.

Dr. Canto-Soler completed her Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at Austral University in Argentina and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She joined the Wilmer faculty as a research associate in 2006 and was promoted to assistant professor in 2008.

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