Corneal Neurobiology Laboratory

Sandeep Jain , MD, Director
Associate Professor
Cornea Service

Research Interest: Investigates the cellular and molecular regulators of axonal growth and patterning during corneal nerve regeneration.

Ongoing Research: Current investigations aim to help delineate some of the cornea-resident cellular (keratocyte) and molecular (EphB1/ephrinB1) nerve guidance cues that play a role in the proper growth and patterning of axons during nerve regeneration in the cornea.

Impact: Research that contributes to our understanding of the cellular and molecular factors that lead to the proper patterning and reinnervation of the cornea following disease of injury can provide useful information for modulating those factors in ways that can ameliorate neurotrophic cornea.