National Eye Institute Funds New Core Center for Vision Research
Principal investigator Martin Friedlander, TSRI associate professor of cell biology, and member of Scripps Clinic Medical Group notes that the core center will strengthen and expand existing research.
A microarray core module will produce DNA chip microarrays that can be used for observing changes in gene expression during the course of normal and pathological changes in the eye. Similarly, a proteomics core module will provide global analysis of all the proteins expressed. A microscopy and imaging core module will allow the phenotypic state of eye tissue to be studied in conjunction with the expression data that comes from the microarray and proteomics cores.
Investigators using the microscopy and imaging core will be able to take advantage of new technologies in order to expand existing research, for example a state-of-the-art multiphoton scanning laser confocal microscope.
In addition to serving TSRI researchers, the center will support three scientists from nearby University of California, San Diego, who also have vision science research programs.
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