• Woo-Kuen Lo, Ph.D.

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  • Woo-Kuen Lo, Ph.D.
      Professor, Department of Neurobiology

    Contact Information
    Phone: (404) 752-1558


    Postdoctoral Fellow, Wayne State University
    Ph.D., Wayne State University

    Functional Roles of Cell Junctions and Cell Membranes in Maintaining the Normal Transparent Lens

    For the past 25 years, our NIH/NEI-funded research project has focused on elucidating the functional roles of the lens cells, their membranes, cytoskeletons and their junctions with each other, in maintaining the normal transparent lens. More recently, by using several mutant and gene-knockout mouse models, our lab has focused on (1) structural and biochemical alterations of gap junctions and their connexins associated with cataractogenesis, and (2) the formation and functions of lens-specific aquaporin junctions that are involved in assuring a normally-maturating clear lens.
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    Laboratory Members

    Woo-Kuen Lo, Ph.D
    Sondip K. Biswas, Ph.D
    Lawrence Brako

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