Sayon Roy, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Sayon Roy
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


My expertise is in understanding the pathogenesis of diabetic microvascular complications. In particular, studying the effect of high glucose in retinal endothelial cells, pericytes, and Muller cell gene expression.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Professor, Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University, PhD
  • University of Kalyani, MS
  • University of Kalyani, BS


  • Published on 12/3/2018

    Song B, Kim D, Nguyen NH, Roy S. Inhibition of Diabetes-Induced Lysyl Oxidase Overexpression Prevents Retinal Vascular Lesions Associated With Diabetic Retinopathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Dec 03; 59(15):5965-5972. PMID: 30550614.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/2/2018

    Consigli A, Papanastasiou A, Roquelaure D, Wuarin R, Roy S, Thumann G, Chronopoulos A. [Changes in Retinal Vascular Caliber after Intravitreal Aflibercept Treatment for Diabetic Macular Oedema]. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2018 Aug 02. PMID: 30071565.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/9/2018

    Kim D, Mouritzen U, Larsen BD, Roy S. Inhibition of Cx43 gap junction uncoupling prevents high glucose-induced apoptosis and reduces excess cell monolayer permeability in retinal vascular endothelial cells. Exp Eye Res. 2018 08; 173:85-90. PMID: 29750972.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/4/2017

    Zhang L, Song W, Shao D, Zhang S, Desai M, Ness S, Roy S, Yi J. Volumetric fluorescence retinal imaging in vivo over a 30-degree field of view by oblique scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (oSLO). Biomed Opt Express. 2018 01 01; 9(1):25-40. PMID: 29359085.

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  • Published on 6/28/2017

    Roy S, Kim D, Lim R. Cell-cell communication in diabetic retinopathy. Vision Res. 2017 10; 139:115-122. PMID: 28583293.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/8/2017

    Roy S, Jiang JX, Li AF, Kim D. Connexin channel and its role in diabetic retinopathy. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2017 Nov; 61:35-59. PMID: 28602949.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Tien T, Zhang J, Muto T, Kim D, Sarthy VP, Roy S. High Glucose Induces Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Retinal Müller Cells: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Jun 01; 58(7):2915-2921. PMID: 28586916.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Kim D, Mecham RP, Trackman PC, Roy S. Downregulation of Lysyl Oxidase Protects Retinal Endothelial Cells From High Glucose-Induced Apoptosis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 May 01; 58(5):2725-2731. PMID: 28538980.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/12/2016

    Roy S, Kern TS, Song B, Stuebe C. Mechanistic Insights into Pathological Changes in the Diabetic Retina: Implications for Targeting Diabetic Retinopathy. Am J Pathol. 2017 Jan; 187(1):9-19. PMID: 27846381.

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  • Published on 3/22/2016

    Hymowitz MB, Chang D, Feinberg EB, Roy S. Increased Intraocular Pressure and Hyperglycemic Level in Diabetic Patients. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151833. PMID: 27002725.

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