Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, Universidad Austral (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Postdocoral Fellow, Retinal Degenerations Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology (2006)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Doni Solich Family Chair in Ocular Stem Cell Research
  • Director, CellSight – Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Research Program

Recognition & Awards

  • William & Mary Greve Special Scholar Award, Research to Prevent Blindness (2013)
    2013 - 2018

Publications

  • Singh MS, Park SS, Albini TA, Canto-Soler MV, Klassen H, MacLaren RE, Takahashi M, Nagiel A, Schwartz SD, Bharti K. Retinal stem cell transplantation: Balancing safety and potential. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2020 Mar;75:100779. PubMed PMID: 31494256
  • Bell WR, Meeker AK, Rizzo A, Rajpara S, Rosenthal IM, Flores Bellver M, Aparicio Domingo S, Zhong X, Barber JR, Joshu CE, Canto-Soler MV, Eberhart CG, Heaphy CM. A unique telomere DNA expansion phenotype in human retinal rod photoreceptors associated with aging and disease. Brain Pathol. 2019 Jan;29(1):45-52. PubMed PMID: 29668072
  • Singh MS, Park SS, Albini TA, Canto-Soler MV, Klassen H, MacLaren RE, Takahashi M, Nagiel A, Schwartz SD, Bharti K. Retinal stem cell transplantation: Balancing safety and potential. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2019 Sep 5;:100779. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31494256
  • Bell WR, Meeker AK, Rizzo A, Rajpara S, Rosenthal IM, Flores Bellver M, Aparicio Domingo S, Zhong X, Barber JR, Joshu CE, Canto-Soler MV, Eberhart CG, Heaphy CM. A unique telomere DNA expansion phenotype in human retinal rod photoreceptors associated with aging and disease. Brain Pathol. 2019 Jan;29(1):45-52. PubMed PMID: 29668072
  • Zhou J, Benito-Martin A, Mighty J, Chang L, Ghoroghi S, Wu H, Wong M, Guariglia S, Baranov P, Young M, Gharbaran R, Emerson M, Mark MT, Molina H, Canto-Soler MV, Selgas HP, Redenti S. Retinal progenitor cells release extracellular vesicles containing developmental transcription factors, microRNA and membrane proteins. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 12;8(1):2823. PubMed PMID: 29434302
  • Vergara MN, Flores-Bellver M, Aparicio-Domingo S, McNally M, Wahlin KJ, Saxena MT, Mumm JS, Canto-Soler MV. Three-dimensional automated reporter quantification (3D-ARQ) technology enables quantitative screening in retinal organoids. Development. 2017 Oct 15;144(20):3698-3705. PubMed PMID: 28870990
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Cell Biology, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member
  • International Society for Eye Research, Member
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • International Society for Ocular Cell Biology, Member

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Universidad Austral (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Postdocoral Fellow, Retinal Degenerations Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology (2006)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Ophthalmology
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