Faculty Profile: Kern, Timothy

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Kern, Timothy
Lab Contact:
Jenny Kiser
Department: Ophthalmology
2nd floor Gillespie Hall

Research Description

Investigate how diabetes causes clinically meaningful disease in the retina (and other tissues), and development of novel therapies to inhibit those complications. Studies include histological analysis, molecular biology physiological techniques, and functional tests identical to those used clinically. Current research topics include the use of low intensity light, or inhibitors of G-Protein Coupled Receptors, cyclic nucleotides or proteases to inhibit diabetic retinopathy.

Requirements to Participate

At least have completed basic biology or chemistry lab course, willingness to work with others in the lab to learn necessary technique before beginning independent project. 3 - 4 hours per unit.

1 year Commitment.

Minimum 2 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 25Pts
Lab Work: 25Pts
Communication: 25Pts
Lab citizenship: 25Pts