We study why the extraocular muscles, the muscles that move the eyes in the orbit, are spared in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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11/14/2019 - 17:25


  • November -  Newly accepted manuscript in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 'Electroretinographic abnormalities and sex differences detected with mesopic adaptation in a mouse model of schizophrenia: A and B wave analysis'
  • October - Newly printed manuscript in Schizophrenia Research, 'Electroretinographic evidence of altered retinal function in schizophrenia'
  • September - Laura Johnson's poster was voted best poster at the Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics Retreat
  • August - Congratulations to newly minted Ph.D., Dr. Torres Jimenez for successfully defending her thesis, 'The Role of D-Serine in Normal Retinal Function and Implications for Psychiatry'
  • June - Congratulations to Laura Johnson for successfully passing her oral qualification exam
  • June 1 - Dr. McLoon appointed to Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN)
  • May - Laura Johnson has been awarded a spot on the University of Minnesota Muscle Training Grant
  • May 6 - Maria and Rachel Kueppers second poster presentation at Wallin Neuroscience Discovery Day
  • April 5 - Maria Godinez and Rachel Kueppers first graduate poster presentation at the 8th Annual Spring Vision Research Symposium


  • December - Congratulations to Maria Godinez on being awarded the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant on her proposal entitled, 'Developmental differences in retinal health between male and female mice with mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS1, Hurler) disease'