Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (CMM)

Determining how and why disease begins, and ultimately using this information to design an effective, targeted treatment.

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (CMM) is one of the Foundation's seven research priority areas. Scientists and clinicians are determining how mutations in each identified gene cause retinal degenerative disease and specifically what goes wrong in the cells of the eye as a result of this mutation. The resulting knowledge is being used to create effective, directed treatments.