Kathryn P. Burdon

University of Tasmania, Australia


Kathryn P. Burdon received her Ph.D. degree in ophthalmic genetics from the University of Tasmania in 2004. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania. Her current research interest is in identification of genes for blinding diseases and how these genes can be used in clinical care. She uses a variety of methodologies to interrogate the genome including linkage analysis in well-characterized families and association analysis at both gene and genome levels. She has a long-term interest in the genetics of congenital cataracts and more recently has conducted genome-wide association studies for complex diseases including glaucoma, keratoconus, and diabetic retinopathy. Current projects are utilizing new genomic sequencing technologies to for the identification of rare variants contributing to both complex and Mendelian diseases.

Biography Updated on 2 March 2015

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