Gnana-Prakasam Jaya crop

Jaya Gnana-Prakasam, Ph.D.
Secondary Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology

Role of iron in the pathogenesis of visual disorders and chronic diseases.

Office: Schwitalla Hall, M211
Voice: (314) 977-1205

Research Interests

Our lab is interested in understanding the regulation of iron homeostasis during inflammation and the mechanisms by which iron alters the pathogenesis of retinal degenerative diseases like age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinitis pigmentosa. We are also interested in the effects of tissue iron levels on the progression of chronic kidney disease and cancer.

Recent Publications

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology