Kearn Family Center for the Study of Retinal Degeneration

Investigator: Matthew M. Lavail, PhD
Sponsor: Foundation Fighting Blindness

Location(s): United States


We have developed, maintain and distribute all of the known, fully penetrant rat models of the retinitis pigmentosa type of inherited retinal degeneration. These are the following:

Mutant rhodopsin transgenic rats
RCS (Royal College of Surgeons) rats with inherited retinal dystrophy