Amanda Carr is a lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology of UCL, London. She graduated from Keele University with a Bachelor in Science, with First Class Honours. Immediately after graduation, she obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from The University of Manchester. Dr. Carr is a member of UCL Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Research Group, while also being involved in the London Project to Cure Blindness, which aims to improve vision for people with sudden severe visual loss as a result of wet age-related macular degeneration. The team developed a stem cell bank, containing samples from patients and were able to generate the retina cells affected by disease, allowing them to study eye diseases in a dish.