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ProQR Expert Perspective Series: Usher Syndrome


Jun 22, 2020 11:38 AM

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Robert Koenekoop MD
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Human Genetics and Ophthalmology @McGill University
Dr. Koenekoop is a Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Human Genetics and Ophthalmology at McGill University. He is also the Director of the Laboratory for Retinal Genetics and Therapeutics. Additionally, he is Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and has been involved in numerous global clinical trials for patients with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). As a clinician-scientist, he focuses on finding genetic causes and new treatments for childhood blindness and has participated in international collaborations leading to the discoveries of multiple new IRD genes.  He is currently the PI on seven different human clinical trials in Montreal, testing the safety and efficacy of therapies in adults and children with severe visual loss due to Choroideremia, RPGR related x-linked retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome type 2, Leber congenital amaurosis due to CEP290 mutations and Usher syndrome type 1c patients. He has published over 150 refereed publications, lectured around the world extensively, a