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University of Pittsburgh Researcher Publishes Research on the Eye Microbiome

July 3, 2019

Anthony St. Leger, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently published an article on his research of the eye microbiome and its relationship to ocular diseases.

The article, original published on the website The Conversation, discusses the growing understanding of the microbiome of the eye, past research identifying a likely protective immunological role of the Cornebacterium mastitidis bacterium, and several possible candidates for further research his lab is investigating with the ultimate hope of creating new diagnostic tools and using engineer bacteria colonies to administer therapies directly to the surface of the eye.

The learn more about Dr. St. Leger’s research, read his full article in The Conversation, and visit his University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology lab page for recent published papers and research overviews.