Michael G. Anderson, Ph.D.

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

We specialize in using mouse genetics to study biology and diseases of the eye.


We study the basic biology of the eye and mechanisms underlying a variety of complex diseases. Many current projects focus on glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. Other active projects involve genetic modifiers of retinal degeneration and gene-environment interactions impacting ocular development.

Research areas
  • Gene Therapy
  • Medical Genetics
  • Neurogenetics