Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Markus H. Kuehn, PhD


Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4120F  MERF
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-9565

Email: markus-kuehn@uiowa.edu


MS, Botany, Goethe University (Frankfurt)
PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, St. Louis University

Post Doctorate, Ophthalmology, The University of Iowa

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

My laboratory studies the cellular and genetic mechanisms that are involved in glaucoma. Toward this end we have developed a variety of techniques that can be used to evaluate ocular phenotypes in animal models of the disease and have developed extensive expertise in the analysis of genetic data. While the majority of our work is carried out either human samples or rodent models we have developed substantial experience working with both cat and dog models of glaucoma.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research

Selected Publications

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Mullins R, Kuehn M, Radu R, Enriquez G, East J, Schindler E, Travis G, Stone E.  Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa Due to Abca4 Mutations: Clinical, Pathologic and Molecular Characterization.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2012. 53(4):1883-94.

Kuehn M, Ahram D, Grozdanic S, Kecova H.  Investigation of Gene-Expression Patterns in Familial Angle-Closure Glaucoma in the Basset Hound.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2012. 51:4509.

Kuehn M.  Involvement of the Immune and Complement Systems in Glaucoma.  International Congress of Eye Research .  2012. 

Ding Q, Cook A, Dumitrescu A, Kuehn M.  Lack of Immunoglobulins Does Not Prevent C1q Binding to RGC and Does not Alter the Progression of Experimental Glaucoma.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2012. 53(10):6370-7.

Zode G, Nishimura D, Ding Q, Searby C, Mohan K, Grozdanic S, Stone E, Sheffield V, Kuehn M.  A Chemical Chaperone Rescues Glaucoma by Reducing ER Stress in a Novel Murine Model of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2011. 50:5917.

Yang X, Luo C, Cai J, Powell D, Kuehn M, Tezel G.  A20 Zinc Finger Protein in the Regulation of TNF-α Signaling in Human Glaucoma.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2011. 50:3107.

Roos B, Kuehn M, Wang K, Stone E, Kwon Y, Alward W, Fingert J.  Association Study of Cav1 and Cav2 in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Patients from Iowa.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2011. 50:2411.

Kuehn M.  Gene Expression in the Human Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Head.  Optic Nerve Degeneration .  2011. 

Ding Q, Dumitrescu A, Cook A, Bushek S, Kuehn M.  Lack of Immunoglobulins Does not Prevent C1q Binding to RGC and Does not Alter the Progression of Experimental Glaucoma.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2011. 50:4603.

Yang X, Luo C, Cai J, Powell D, Yu D, Kuehn M, Tezel G.  Neurodegenerative and Inflammatory Pathway Components Linked to TNF-α/TNFR1 Signaling in the Glaucomatous Human Retina.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2011. 52(11):8442-54.

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