As a member of the NEIGHBORHOOD research group, the glaucoma genetics lab has contributed to the studies of the biological pathways that are involved in the development of glaucoma. Read more about the report here.
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:30
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30Dr. Fingert presented a lecture at the International Society for Eye Research Biannual meeting in San Francisco
Dr. Fingert gave a lecture entitled “Stem Cell and transgenic mouse-based studies of normal tension glaucoma” at the ISER biannual meeting. He presented new advances in studies of the TBK1 gene and glaucoma that occurs at low intraocular pressure using cell cultures and a mouse model of disease.
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:15
This Research to Prevent Blindness award will be used to investigate the causes of glaucoma that occur in people with low intraocular pressure (normal tension glaucoma). The Fingert lab recently discovered that extra copies of the TBK1 gene (gene duplications or triplications) are one of the most common known causes of normal tension glaucoma. The RPB Physician Scientist Award will be used to support studies investigating how TBK1 gene duplications lead to glaucoma and vision loss.