Michael Farkas, PhD
Michael Farkas is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He trained at the F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School. The focus of his research is to study the causes of and treatments for vision loss. Specifically, his interests lie in the function of long non-coding RNAs and how they either cause disease or could be used for treatment. In addition to the aims of this study, he is also studying the role of lncRNAs for developing transplantable RPE to be used as a treatment for AMD.