Eye and Developmental Genetics Research Group

Group Leader: Associate Professor Robyn Jamieson

We are using new sequencing strategies and have found genetic answers for patients with blinding eye diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, congenital cataracts and glaucoma.  This is leading to development of new genetic diagnostic possibilities for patients.

We are also exploring the role of several novel candidate disease genes affecting the eye.  These basic building blocks are helping to build towards improved treatment for blinding eye conditions.

Some of the molecular genetic aspects of this research are being undertaken in collaboration with Associate Professor Bruce Bennetts and staff of Sydney Genome Diagnostics of the Western Sydney Genetics Program.  Molecular cytogenetic aspects of this research are being undertaken in collaboration with Dr Greg Peters and staff of Sydney Genome Diagnostics.