Tasneem Putliwala Sharma

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ph.D. in Visual Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center
BS in Biology 2006, University of Texas at Arlington

Tasneem Sharma moved to the University of Iowa after completing her Ph.D. in Visual Sciences at University of North Texas Health Science Center. Her passion lies in the scientific exploration of neuroregeneration, neuronal cell death and generation of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for disease modeling. She has utilized human iPSCs to develop different neuronal subtypes and retinal ganglion cells for treating degenerative diseases. She has published numerous impactful manuscripts during her short scientific training and her work has been acclaimed both nationally and internationally through Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Sigma Xi.