2011 Research Pictures
Dr. Husain is studying the signaling mechanisms that are involved in ischemia- and glaucoma-induced optic nerve damage and retina ganglion cell death.
Dr. Oatis is synthesizing, purifying, and crystallizing 11-cis retinal for shipment to researchers within the vision community.
Dr. Koutalos is studying the accumulation and removal of toxic products of vitamin A in the retina.
Dr. Kono is investigating new compounds targeting cone opsins that can improve photoreceptor viability and slow retinal degeneration in animal models for Leber congenital amaurosis.
Dr. Ablonczy (standing; left) and Mr. Mohammad Dahrouj, III (predoctoral student; seated; right) are using fundus photography to study the development of fluid retention in the retina, a major cause of loss of visual acuity in wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and following eye injuries or surgeries.
Drs. Rohrer (standing; left) and Andrew Hunter (seated; right) are discussing the structure of complement proteins in their effort to identify treatment strategies for retinal degeneration.