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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Abigail S. Hackam, Ph.D.

General Information

Abigail S. Hackam, Ph.D.


  • English

Academic Title

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Secondary Appointments in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Program in Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cellular mechanisms of retina development and degeneration; bioinformatics, microarray and proteomics technologies; Genetic basis of human neurodegenerative diseases; age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentos

Research Summary

The research in Dr. Hackam’s laboratory encompasses the fields of genetics and ophthalmology. Our focus is on understanding signaling mechanisms that contribute to retinal degeneration and tumorigenesis, through the use of cellular, molecular and bioinformatics analyses.

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Developmental Biology B.Sc. (Honours)
University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Human Genetics Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD