Recent News

  • 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

    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!