Recent News

  • Fingert Lab News
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 13:15


    Buddy Lazier drove his Indy 500 car with prominent Wynn Institute for Vision Research (WIVR) and University of Iowa logos in the 2014 Indy 500 race to promote awareness of inherited eye diseases and the research efforts of the WIVR. More recently, Buddy visited the WIVR labs and brought his Indy car along to lead the 2014 homecoming parade as its grand marshall! Read more about Buddy Lazier’s connection with the WIVR here.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:00

    Read more about our collaborative research to study the TBK1 gene and glaucoma with Dr. Craig in Adelaide, Australia here.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:15

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    Dr. Fingert contributed to an article about animal models of exfoliation syndrome and glaucoma in the Journal of Glaucoma as part of a report on the Proceedings of the 2013 Glaucoma Foundation Think Tank. Read more about this report here.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 08:45

    On September 12, University of Iowa held an event “Inside Iowa Medicine” that featured our Glaucoma Research Center that was co-hosted by Vice President of Medical Affairs, Jean Robillard and Dean of the College of Medicine, Debra Schwinn. The program included a full day of presentations, lab tours, and discussions that highlighted our glaucoma research efforts. Click on title to see more about the event.

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    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:45


  • Fingert Lab News
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 18:30

    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.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:30


    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.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Monday, June 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.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:45


    Wach Buddy Lazier video here.

    The University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research announced that Lazier Partners Racing and supporters have partnered to raise awareness for the institute’s research by providing the lead sponsorship of an Indianapolis 500 race car. Read more here.

  • Fingert Lab News
    Friday, May 9, 2014 - 08:00

    Members of the Glaucoma Genetics Lab attended the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), one of the premier ophthalmology research meetings. Dr. Fingert gave a paper presentation at the Glaucoma Genetics session that was entitled “TMCO1 is associated with POAG in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS)”. Graduate student Mark Christopher’s presentation entitled "Automated discovery of optic nerve head structural features from image and genetic data” won the prestigious Member in Training Outstanding Poster Award.