Recent News

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:45

    The talented and lovely Megan Helms wins a much-deserved award .....

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:15

    GUCY2D has been associated with autosomal recessive Leber Congenital Amaurosis and autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy. This retrospective case series found that autosomal recessive GUCY2D mutations may cause congenital night blindness with normal acuity and refraction, and unique electroretinography.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:15

    Taylor will be the coordinator of a new albinism study conducted by the Drack lab. This collaborative study with the Medical College of Wisconsin proposes to establish a more comprehensive understanding of the visual deficits in individuals with albinism and other related photoreceptor foveal genetic disorders. Understanding the neurophysiology about the retinal and cortical brain structures may target the appropriate stage of the visual system for potential therapeutic approaches in albinism.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:00

    This retrospective longitudinal study of TRPM1-associated complete congenital stationary night blindness (cCSNB) followed 7 pediatric patients, evaluating history, ophthalmologic examination findings, full-field electroretinogram (ffERG) results, full-field stimulus threshold testing results, Goldmann visual field results, optical coherence tomography results, and molecular genetic results.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:45

    In May 2018, lab member Zhaohui Hu graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine on a research distinction track. Her work in the Drack lab was the basis for her paper titled "Correlation Between Electroretinography, foveal anatomy, and visual acuity in albinism". She will be doing an anesthesiology residency at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. We are very proud of her!

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:45

    Our lab logo is very special to us--we developed it with a designer hoping to incorporate the ideas of genetics and electrophysiology with the beauty of the human eye, and used an actual ERG waveform recorded from Dr. Drack’s daughter’s eye as the central feature. Now, thanks to very talented undergrad (and future physician) Megan Helms, we have a beautiful symbol of our research. Megan has always been interested in glass work, but only began practicing stained glass this past year. She enjoys working on small window pieces and ornaments in her free time.

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