Stavroula Kousta is a Senior Editor at PLOS Biology. Stavroula joined the PLOS Biology team in 2013, after 5 years as the Editor of Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Senior Editor for the Trends journals at Cell Press. At PLOS Biology, she has a dual role: leading the magazine section of the journal; and handling primary research manuscripts for the research section.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from progressive degeneration of the eye’s photoreceptors (the light-sensing cells), leading ultimately to blindness. A recent therapeutic approach for restoring vision in blind retinas involves introducing light-sensing proteins into surviving retinal