These are our current areas of research
Neuroinflammation in Glaucoma
A major focus of the lab is to determine the role of neuroinflammation in the pathobiology of glaucoma. More information...
Regeneration of the Trabecular Meshwork
Dysfunction and loss of the cells residing within the trabecular meshwork contributes significantly to the development of elevated intraocular pressure in glaucoma. We are investigating if replacing these cells with stem cells can reverse the damage. More information...
Genetics of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
We are conducting a genetic association study in search of genetic factors that modify metabolic and hormonal factors that cause some women to develop idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) while other women do not. More information...
Animal Models of Glaucoma
We are involved in the characterization of genetic defects that occur in cats and dogs that lead to the spontaneous development of glaucoma. These studies are carried out in collaboration with veterinarians at The University of Wisconsin. More information...