2010 Research Pictures
Dr. Crouch, Distinguished University Professor, is conducting studies on enzymes responsible for vitamin A metabolism to understand the basic mechanisms that underlie photoreceptor function.
Drs. Mas Kono and Jie Fan are investigating how mutations in photoreceptor opsin influence rod and cone function and viability.
Dr. Husain is evaluating the ability of opioids to protect the retina from glaucomatous injury.
Dr. Ablonczy (right) and Mohammad Dahrouj, III (predoctoral student; left) are investigating how changes in enzyme activity within the retinal pigment epithelium contribute to vision loss in diabetes.
Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D. is studying how genetic mutations contribute to photoreceptor degeneration.
Dr. Tang is investigating how sustained delivery of Vitamin-A-like compounds influence retinal degeneration in models of Leber congenital amaurosis.