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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Christian O'Conner

Medical Student Research Intern

christian o'conner

Christian O'Conner

Medical Student Research Intern

Education: 
BS, Exercise Physiology, California State University - Chico, Chico, CA
Research synopsis: 

My research is focused on providing information to further determine the association of variant SNPs linked to the novel mucin gene, HCG22, and steroid-induced ocular hypertension. I am currently performing a case-control study with a cohort of patients that are known to exhibit a steroid response, and a similar group that lacks a steroid response. The cohort will be analyzed to determine the intra-ocular pressure response, and DNA samples will be collected and analyzed for the variant SNPs linked to HCG22.