Dr. John Fingert has been awarded the Research to Prevent Blindness Physician Scientist Award. 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.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 15:15
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 15:15
The American Glaucoma Society gave out five research awards this year and two went to Iowa Alums.
Shandiz Tehrani, MD, PhD | Casey Eye Institute
Title: The Optic Nerve Head Actin Cytoskeleton in an Animal Model of Glaucoma
Supported by: AGS and Allergan
Mid-Career Physician Scientist
Karen M. Joos, MD, PhD | Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Title: miRNA Alterations in Glaucomatous DBA/2J Mice
Supported by: AGS and Alcon