New RO1 grant for Drs. Bujakowska and PierceNovember 3, 2017
Drs. Bujakowska and Pierce are happy to have received a new RO1 grant for the project:
Genetic Causes and Genetic Modifiers of Inherited Retinal Degenerations.
Inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs) are a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that are important causes of vision loss. The goals of the proposed research are to improve our ability to identify the genetic cause of disease for patients affected by IRDs, and to identify additional genetic features that modify the severity of disease. Finding modifiers that, for example, reduce the severity of disease could help lead to the development of treatments to prevent vision loss from these disorders.