Wound Healing

The action of growth factors on cell signal-transduction mechanisms activated during injury in the corneal epithelium are also under study in Dr. Haydee Bazan's laboratories. The goal is to understand the sequence of biochemical events that stimulate the production of molecules involved in proliferation, migration, and survival of corneal epithelial cells after injury, and eventually to find inhibitors and/or activators that can interfere with these events to control cellular proliferation and wound healing and prevent tissue damage and scarring.