Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute, UC San Diego
Vision is everything at UC San Diego. In fact, our physician-scientists are inching ever closer to preventing and even curing vision loss. Right now, Dr. Shyamanga Borooah is harnessing the power of the latest genetic discoveries to develop groundbreaking precision treatments for inherited macular degenerations, currently untreatable genetic eye diseases that prematurely rob patients of their central vision. Empowering the discovery of new treatments for devastating diseases like this is the direct result of generous donors who collectively contributed over $3 billion as part of the Campaign for UC San Diego. And, while the Campaign has closed, its waves of impact will be seen well into the future. We call that vision at work.