2019 National & Regional
April 9-13, 2019
Lora Megli, 2019 Show Chair, email@example.com
Seminars & Health Tests!
András Komáromy, DVM, PhD, DACVO, Developing Gene Therapies for Canine Open-Angle Glaucoma
Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m.
Dr András Komáromy is Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. His laboratory focuses on determining the molecular causes of inherited eye diseases in dogs and developing treatment approaches. Dr Komáromy was part of the research team that collected DNA samples from PBGVs to support Dr Cathryn Mellersh's quest to find the primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) gene in our breed. Dr Komáromy is currently performing pre-clinical studies on Beagles with glaucoma. For his work to develop gene therapies to stop vision loss in dogs, he was awarded the 2015 Shaffer Prize from the Glaucoma Research Foundation. He will speak at the 2019 National Specialty on the potential for treatment of PBGVs at risk for developing POAG.
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