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Research into the biology of RDH12 and how it causes LCA has been extremely limited to date. But there is good work being conducted in select research laboratories. And with your help, we will drive and expand this research so that we can better understand and cure LCA caused by mutations in RDH12.
The success of the RPE65 gene therapy gives hope to those with other forms of LCA. The before and after videos of young Corey Haas shows what can be done once the tools are in place.
The Who's Who of RDH12 Research

Anne Kasus-Jacobi
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma

Characterized the RDH12 knock out mouse for light-induced cell death

Debra Thompson
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Michigan

Created the RDH12 knock out mouse

Krzysztof Palczewski
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Case Western Reserve University

Leader in understanding retinol signaling

Jean Bennett
Professor, F. M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania

Led development of the successful LCA gene therapy effort

Edwin Stone
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Iowa

Leading lab for genetic diagnosis of LCA