Recent News

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 14:45

    Arlene Drack, MD (pediatrics/genetics) was promoted to tenured full professor and was one of 4 ophthalmology faculty honored yesterday for attaining professor status (others were Markus Kuehn, PhD; Scott Larson, MD; and Terry Braun, PhD -- more photos/info from event to be included in next week's Update). Dr. Drack is the first woman in the history of the department of ophthalmology to be promoted to tenured full professor. Dr. Drack recently received 3 grants to continue her research.

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:00

    Drack lab's Wanda Pfeifer, OC(C), COMT, Electrophysiology Coordinator and Technical Director, has received the 2017 Canadian Orthoptic Society Scientific Session Award for her presentation "Electrophysiology and its role in the diagnosis of Congenital Stationary Night Blindness." Congratulations, Wanda!

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:00

    We are proud to announce that lab members Taylor Dunn and Megan Helms ...

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:45

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

  • 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 - 11:15

    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.