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Minghao Jin, PhD

School of Medicine
Ophthalmology / Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Grant Review Committees Served on:   NIH     Other Committees  

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Keywords Associated with Work Color Vision Cone photoreceptor
Color Vision Defects cone photoreceptor degeneration
Retina visual cycle, phototransduction
Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells
Retinal Dystrophies photoreceptors, RPE, visual cycle, phototransduction
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells dark vision
Retinoids visual cycle
Primary Research / Clinical / Teaching Interests Leber Congenital Amaurosis regulatory mechanisms of the visual pigment regeneration in normal and diseased eyes
Photoreceptor Cells molecular biology and biochemistry of photoreceptor and RPE
Retina basic vision science and ophthalmology
Retinal Pigment Epithelium molecular biology and biochemistry of photoreceptor and RPE
Retinitis pigmentosa
Visual cycle
Secondary Research / Clinical / Teaching Interests Retinitis retinal development; molecular mechanisms underlying retinal degeneration; retinal neuroprotection
Unique Equipment Used Agilent 1100 liquid chromatography
Electroretinography (ERG)
NEPA21 Electroporator
Unique Techniques Used or Developed cis-trans-Isomerases Retinoid isomerase assay that detects isomerization of all-trans-retinol or all-trans retinyl palmitate to 11-cis-retinol.
Last Updated: 02/21/2019