The Fingert and Mullins Labs collaborated with investigators from Duke University, Singapore, and from around the world to identify the first genetic risk factor for glaucoma that is unique to people with African ancestry - a population group with highest prevalence of glaucoma and most severe disease. Notably, the newly identified glaucoma risk factor, APBB2, has important links with the biology of another degenerative condition, Alzheimer’s disease. This major advance in glaucoma research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more about it here.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:45Lab discovers first genetic risk factor for glaucoma that is unique to patients with African Ancestry
Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:30
Grad student Carly van der Heide has successfully defended her PHD thesis describing her work in the Anderson and Fingert labs. She returns to medical school and will graduate with an MD and PHD in May 2021.
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:45
Medical Student Josh Hagedorn’s research on the genetics of nanophthalmos was presented at the Carver College of Medicine Student Medical Research Conference and was recognized for excellence with the Hansjoerg E. Kolder Award.