Peter M.J. Quinn, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University Medical Center
2021 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow
PhD, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Dr. Quinn studies two disabling eye diseases, retinitis pigmentosa and Lebers congenital amaurosis, which damage the retina and lead to visual impairment from early childhood and birth. Using retinal organoids – 3D models of retinal eye tissue made from stem cells – Dr. Quinn is examining how variations in a gene called CRB1 may drive these diseases, opening the door for new treatment strategies.