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Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.

Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.
Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.

National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.


Current Projects

Dr. Swaroop is investigating how stem cells develop into nerve cells (particularly photoreceptors) in the retina, how these neurons connect to each other, and how they become dysfunctional or die during aging or in disease conditions. His goal is to use this understanding of biological pathways of differentiation, homeostasis, aging, and disease pathogenesis, to develop new treatments for blinding retinal conditions.


Dr. Swaroop has authored over 200 peer-reviewed research papers that have appeared in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Genetics, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has also served as a reviewer of scientific publications for major journals, including Science and Cell.

Research Highlights

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

National Eye Institute
(301) 496-5248

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health