Michael Young, Ph.D.


young.jpg Associate Scientist & Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for Retinal Regeneration,
Schepens Eye Research Institute

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Co-Director, Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute,
Harvard Medical School



My laboratory is directed toward repair of the mature diseased central nervous system, specifically the degeneration that occurs in the retinal during disease or injury. We have focused on the use of stem or progenitor cells, which we have isolated from a number of regions of the neuraxis of several different mammalian species. To read more about Dr. Young's research, please click here.


1995, Ph.D., Anatomy, University of Cambridge
1989, B.S., Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
1995, Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College, London
1995-1997, Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Young MJ, et al, US Patent pending “Isolation of retinal stem cells.”
Young MJ, et al, US Patent pending “Composite graft.”
Young MJ, et al, US Patent pending “Photoreceptor rescue following intra-vitreal IL-Ib injections.”