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Investigating retinal disease, with guest Will Spencer, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Little-known protein might provide key to treatment

Will Spencer, PhD, explains his research into progressive rod-cone degeneration, a disease that was first discovered in dogs and leads to blindness. In humans, this condition is known as retinitis pigmentosa, which is untreatable. Spencer's work is funded by a grant from the E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind. He is an assistant professor in ophthalmology and visual sciences, of biochemistry and molecular biology, and of neuroscience and physiology at Upstate.