The role of EphA2 signalling and environmental modifiers in cataract. [ 2011 - 2015 ]

Also known as: The role of genetic and environmental factors in cataract.

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Researchers: Dr Shiwani Sharma (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Kathryn Burdon A/Pr Robb De Iongh Prof David Mackey Prof Jamie Craig
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Brief description In cataract the clear lens in the eye becomes opaque causing blindness. Cataract is very common in the elderly, but is rarely also seen in babies and children. In babies certain gene defects, and in the elderly the genes and environmental factors contribute to cataract. The EPHA2 gene causes cataract in both young and old people. This project aims to understand how EPHA2 and other related genes cause cataract in young and old people, to prevent, delay or improve its treatment in the future.

Funding Amount $AUD 591,547.50

Funding Scheme Project Grants

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