Ralph Hazlewood

PHD

Graduate Research Assistant

Ralph Halzewood received his PHD in genetics in the Fingert lab studying the genetic basis of optic nerve disease. He investigated the role of the MMP19 gene in causing Cavitary Optic Disc Anomaly (CODA), a disease that shares many features with glaucoma. After completing his PHD, Ralph is continuing his study of the optic nerve, glaucoma, and genetics with a post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Rachel Kuchtey’s laboratory at Vanderbilt University.