Dr. Anand Swaroop is the Senior Investigator and Chief, Neurobiology, Neurodegereration and Repair Lab, at the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Swaroop obtained his M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore--both in India. After completing his postdoctoral training at Yale University in molecular biology and human genetics, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and in Human Genetics. He became a full professor in 2000, and held the Harold F. Falls Collegiate Professorship from 2003 to 2007. In September 2007, Dr. Swaroop established the Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory at the National Eye Institute to advance research in all aspects of retinal biology, disease and therapy. The studies in the Swaroop laboratory have focused primarily on 1) genetic and epigenetic regulation of photoreceptor development and aging, 2) genetic defects and mechanisms of photoreceptor dysfunction in retinal neurodegeneration, 3) genetics of age-related macular degeneration, and 4) design of new therapeutic paradigms using cell, gene or small molecule-based approaches.