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Claudio Punzo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Research Vice Chair 

Brief Bio

Dr. Punzo received his Ph.D. from the University of Basel Switzerland working on Drosophila eye development in the laboratory of Dr. Walter J. Gehring. Thereafter he joined the laboratory of Dr. Constance L. Cepko in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School for a post-doctoral fellowship on retinal degeneration.

Research Interest

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa & Age-related Macular Degeneration

Academic Rank

  • Principal Investigator & Associate Professor
  • UMass Chan Medical School

Education/Medical School

  • D. University of Basel, Switzerland

Research Fellowship

  • Harvard Medical School

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)
  • ISER (International Society for Eye Research)

Claudio Punzo, Ph.D.

Contact Information
Tel: 508-856-8038


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Lab Address

55 Lake Ave North, S3-215
Worcester, MA 01655