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The Mary D. Allen (MDA) Laboratories for Vision Research were established to examine the biochemical, cellular and molecular biology of inherited forms of blindness, including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.  Dr. Cheryl M. Craft and her research group investigate the delicate balance of the photoreceptor in health and disease and light/dark gene regulation of the circadian oscillator in retinal function.  The major research program focuses on the down regulation of the G-protein signal transduction pathway in the retina and pineal gland and has several major ongoing projects.

Click here to download additional Microarray data for Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Mar;44(3):996-1007.

New! Journal of Neuroscience cover paper July 2003!