Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. - Laboratory Image About Us Research Links
Welcome to the website for the lab of Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.

Current Research Interests - 2007

Goal 1: Photoreceptor cell fate determination, regulation of gene expression, and early-onset retinal diseasesGoal 2: Ciliary Transport, Microtubule Organization, and Retinal DystrophiesGoal 3: Mouse models of retinal disease and pathways of photoreceptor cell deathGoal 4: Genomic-based association studies to identify genetic susceptibility loci and variants for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Click on the image for a detailed description

Phenotypic and clinical manifestations of a disease result from perturbations in normal cellular behavior and adaptive response to genetic changes or environmental abuse.  Our studies focus on the development, function and diseases of the retina, which supplies over 30% of the sensory input to the brain.  Any damage to the neural retina because of hereditary or environmental factors can lead to devastating consequences including the loss of vision. 

Broad goals of the specific projects are as follows (click on the project or one of the images above for a detailed description):