Recent News

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 09:45

    View our current research positions.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 13:15

    Drack Lab would like to congratulate lab member Angela Mahoney on a successful first presentation at an international meeting. Angela worked in the Drack Lab before being admitted to Carver College of Medicine. As a medical student, she has continued her work as part of the research distinction track. Recently, she presented research on vision and albinism titled "Will my child drive? What to tell parents of children with albinism." at the AAPOS meeting in Phoenix, AZ. We are proud of her and look forward to her future accomplishments!

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 12:15

    Drack Lab is proud to announce alumnus Megan Helms recently matched at her first choice for residency at Illinois Masonic. Megan will graduate from the University of Illinois School of Medicine this spring. While working in the Drack lab, Megan won the Student Employee of the Year Award. We congratulate Megan and look forward to her future accomplishments!

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 - 01:30

    SARS-Cov-2-- a novel coronavirus first reported in 2019 that causes COVID-19 in patients-- is known to primarily affect the respiratory system. However, studies have shown that COVID-19 can affect the eye as well.

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 - 18:15

    Dr. Drack was an invited Keynote Speaker at the recent Advances in Pediatric Retina meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spoke about gene therapy for genetic retinal disorders and the diagnosis and care of patients with albinism and inherited retinal degenerations.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 15:30

    Brittni Scruggs, M.D., Ph.D., a Class of 2019 Resident within the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, presented a research paper mentored by Dr. Arlene V. Drack and facilitated by members of Dr. Drack’s laboratory at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 conference (28 April–2 May) at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, British Columbia.