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Aparna Lakkaraju

Aparna Lakkaraju

Expert in cell biology of the retinal pigment epithelium, retinal degenerative diseases and developing treatment strategies

Assistant professor, ophthalmology and visual sciences School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-265-8199 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Epithelial cell biology
  • Degenerative diseases of the retina
  • Identification of novel drug targets and drug delivery strategies for eye diseases


  • Career Development Award, Research to Prevent Blindness
  • Macular Degeneration Research Award, American Health Assistance Foundation
  • Member, Eye Research Institute