News and Events : 2013 : March

Mustafa Tekin, M.D.

Human Genetics Faculty Awarded $3.1 Million NIH Grant To Study Hearing Loss

Mustafa Tekin, M.D., associate professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, has been awarded a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify genes that cause deafness and are associated with inner ear anomalies.

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From left are William K. Scott, Ph.D., Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Stephen G. Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A., and Jaclyn L. Kovach, M.D.

Researchers Identify Seven New Genes Associated with Macular Degeneration

Researchers from the Miller School of Medicine collaborated with an international team to identify seven new genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of vision loss in older people. Published in Nature Genetics, their study provides new directions for biological, genetic and therapeutic studies of macular degeneration.

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