UMass Boston
Wed Nov 28, 2018 on Facebook
“If we can find something in the flies that stabilizes photoreceptors that are in trouble, that could lead to new therapeutical approaches that would be useful to humans for sure.” -- Biology at UMass Boston Professor and 2018 Endowed Faculty Career Development Award winner Jens Rister. Rister is studying fruit flies to understand how the eye responds to a lack of Vitamin A and to identify potentially protective mechanisms to prevent blindness in humans. The flies in the red vial on the right have Vitamin A in their diet. #umass #research