Recent News

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:15

    From April 2nd through April 4th , Dr. Arlene Drack, Morgan Bertsch (M2) and Zhaohui Hu (M3) attended the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Nashville, TN.

    During the meeting, Dr. Drack led a workshop called “Genetic testing: a must or a bust?” and presented at a second workshop updating meeting goers on current gene therapy trials for their patients. Dr. Drack is the chair of the AAPOS Genetic Eye Disease task force.

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 15:15

    In Summer 2016, Morgan Berstch (M2) conducted a retrospective chart review through Drack Labs that explored the methodology of physicians who diagnose infantile nystagmus. She compiled data from 284 patient charts in order to search for the most common diagnoses. From this research, she was able to determine the most effective testing methods for diagnosing infantile nystagmus as well as determining the most common etiologies of this condition.

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    Margaret Wakeley Interview audio

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:15

    Casey Harris is the keyboard player for the band X Ambassadors. He recently took time out of his busy touring schedule to talk with me about life as a musician with vision impairment due to Leber Congenital Amaurosis. He answered questions submitted by patients with LCA and their parents. Listen to his smart, funny, insightful answers by clicking on the audio link below.