Molecular & Comparative Ophthalmology Laboratory, OSU College of Optometry

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Laboratory based research experience.
The research in the laboratory focuses on using a canine model to understand the mechanism of posterior capsule opacification and developing new therapeutic targets to prevent this pathology. All studies are designed to appropriately model the conditions in humans and companion animals that contribute to the development of this most common complication to cataract surgery. The laboratory provides the opportunity to develop and test treatment modalities that can then be applied to patients.
Students will be expected to perform a series of benchtop experiments and contribute to the completion of a larger research project. Responsibilities include development of study design, culturing primary ophthalmic cell lines, troubleshooting experiments, and performing cadaveric tissue dissections.
Students will spend approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in the lab.
The College of Optometry Molecular & Comparative Ophthalmology Laboratory
Fry Hall 350
338 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
chandler [dot] 111 [at] osu [dot] edu
Dr. Heather Chandler
Posted: 12/21/12