Research/Areas of Interest: Mouse models of vision research have been instrumental in identifying primary mutations within genes that lead to ocular disorders and in identifying pathways important in retinal function through modifier screens, protein, and expression profiling. Our program is dedicated to identifying genes which when mutated lead to ocular diseases, to identify mechanisms underlying the function of those genes as well as the resulting pathological changes. The models are derived both from spontaneous mutations as well as chemical mutagenesis screens. Our lab focuses primarily on genes affecting the neural retina and supporting structures such as the retinal pigmented epithelium, glial cells and vascular network.

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Davis, United States, 1988
  • MS, University of California, Davis, United States, 1984
  • RD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, United States, 1983
  • BS, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States, 1982
  • BEd, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States, 1982