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Post-Doc Profile: Joe Toonen – Understanding NF1-Associated Vision Loss

Joe Toonen, PhD, is interested in understanding how optic gliomas cause nerve cells in the eye to malfunction and lead to vision loss. Using novel Nf1 mouse strains, Dr. Toonen’s research is focused on defining the mechanisms that control nerve cell function in the eye (retina) relevant to the development of better treatments for the visual decline resulting from NF1-associated optic glioma.

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