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Nora Caberoy

Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences

Expertise: Retinal Degenerative Diseases , Obesity, Retinal Cell Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology


Nora Caberoy’s research is on eye diseases. Specifically, she studies the retina (the thin, multi-layer, light-sensitive tissue that is found all the way at the back of the eye) and the role of retinal pigment epithelium phagocytosis in photoreceptor death that leads to retinal dysfunction and then blindness. By identifying factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina, she hopes to be able to develop ways to prevent or treat blindness.

In parallel with Caberoy’s work in the eye, she also identifies and characterizes factors that contribute to the development of obesity with the hope of developing therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat obesity. She explores the physiological and pathological roles of tubby protein in the development of obesity.


  • Ph.D., Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State University
  • M.S., Developmental Biology, University of the Philippines in the Visayas
  • B.S., Biology, University of the Philippines at Los Baños

Articles Featuring Nora Caberoy

Nora Caberoy looks through microscopw slide
Sep 21, 2016

Nora Caberoy discovered that her research on proteins in the eye might someday help us fight Alzheimer’s.

Sep 18, 2012

Nora Caberoy on the complicated structures of the eye, treating blindness, and catching tadpoles.

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