Ralph Hazlewood successfully defended his thesis, “The molecular genetics of optic nerve disease using patients with cavitary optic disc anomaly”. He will graduate in May with a PHD in the Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics. Dr. Hazlewood will continue his studies of the genetics of optic nerve disease with a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Rachel Kuchtey’s laboratory at Vanderbilt.
Glaucoma Genetics Laboratory graduate student Ralph Hazlewood II successfully defends his PHD thesis!Fingert Lab NewsTuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:45
Fingert Lab NewsMonday, March 2, 2015 - 10:45
The Glaucoma Genetics Lab partnered with a multinational consortium to discover the 2nd known gene for exfoliation syndrome, one of the most common causes of glaucoma worldwide. Read more about this research here.
Fingert Lab NewsThursday, January 15, 2015 - 14:00
Research lead by graduate student Ralph Hazlewood identified a mutation in the MMP19 gene as the cause of a congenital malformation of the optic nerve known as cavitary optic disc anomaly (CODA). Read more about the discovery here.
Fingert Lab NewsWednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:00
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Fingert Lab NewsMonday, November 24, 2014 - 08:45
We report discovery of TBK1 gene defects (abnormalities in the number of TBK1 genes in the genome) in another cohort of patients, the patients studied by the NEIGHBORHOOD study group. The manuscript is now available at www.IOVS.org in the Papers In Press section.
Fingert Lab NewsMonday, November 10, 2014 - 12:45
The Glaucoma Genetics Lab co-authored a manuscript about cavitary optic disc anomaly (CODA) in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Read more about this report here.
Fingert Lab NewsTuesday, October 14, 2014 - 13:15
Buddy Lazier drove his Indy 500 car with prominent Wynn Institute for Vision Research (WIVR) and University of Iowa logos in the 2014 Indy 500 race to promote awareness of inherited eye diseases and the research efforts of the WIVR. More recently, Buddy visited the WIVR labs and brought his Indy car along to lead the 2014 homecoming parade as its grand marshall! Read more about Buddy Lazier’s connection with the WIVR here.
Fingert Lab NewsWednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:00
Read more about our collaborative research to study the TBK1 gene and glaucoma with Dr. Craig in Adelaide, Australia here.
Fingert Lab NewsTuesday, October 7, 2014 - 09:15
Dr. Fingert contributed to an article about animal models of exfoliation syndrome and glaucoma in the Journal of Glaucoma as part of a report on the Proceedings of the 2013 Glaucoma Foundation Think Tank. Read more about this report here.
Fingert Lab NewsThursday, October 2, 2014 - 08:45
On September 12, University of Iowa held an event “Inside Iowa Medicine” that featured our Glaucoma Research Center that was co-hosted by Vice President of Medical Affairs, Jean Robillard and Dean of the College of Medicine, Debra Schwinn. The program included a full day of presentations, lab tours, and discussions that highlighted our glaucoma research efforts. Click on title to see more about the event.