Faculty Detail   
Campus Address VH 443 Zip 0019
Phone  (205) 934-6762
E-mail  mgortk@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Dept of Optometry & Vision Science  Dept of Optometry & Vision Science Professor
Secondary  Neurobiology  Neurobiology Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology 

Biographical Sketch 
Cellular Mechanisms of Retinal Degenerative Disorders, Neuroprotection, Unfolded Protein Response, Apoptosis, Ca2+-induced Retinal Degeneration.

Research/Clinical Interest
Neuroprotection for animal models of retinal degenration
We elucidate mechanisms of retinal degeneration in different animal models of retinopathies in order to validate cellular signaling responsible for cytotoxicity of degenerating photoreceptors and design an effective therapeutic treatment.

Retinal Degeneration, Unfolded Protein Response, Neuroprotection