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Anna G. Figueroa received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 2018, studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Physiology, and Anthropology. Anna’s research in the McKay lab focuses on the role of extracellular vesicles and their potential role in cargo uptake between normal and diseased ocular tissue with the hope of further identifying communication pathways that cause Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

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Anna G. Figueroa
Brian S. McKay, PhD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in individuals over age 55 in developed nations and more than 10 million people in the United States have AMD, according to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.