Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Professor
Department of Opthamology and Visual Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Centre for Macular Research. Canada Research Chair in Vision & Macular Degeneration. Fellow
Royal Society of Canada.
Life Sciences Centre Office 5351 2350 Health Sciences Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Research in my laboratory is directed toward identifying and characterizing vertebrate retinal photoreceptor proteins and elucidating their role in 1) phototransduction and other signaling pathways, 2) rod and cone photoreceptor cell structure and morphogenesis, 3) lipid transport across membranes; 4) protein and vesicle trafficking; and 5) inherited retinal degenerative diseases which are a leading cause of blindness in the world. In addition we are involved in drug discovery and gene therapy as potential therapeutic treatments for inherited retinal degenerative diseases including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
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