Isao Nakata, MD, PhD
Dr. Isao Nakata is a senior research fellow who is currently investigating the genetics of primary optic neuropathy in Dr. Janey Wiggs laboratory. Patients are tested for mutations in genes that can cause inherited retinal disorders, early-onset glaucoma or primary optic neuropathy. He is an ophthalmologist with particular research interests of genetics in primary optic neuropathy, age-related macular degeneration, and high myopia. He has been awarded several fellowships including Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad (JSPS, 2014-) and MEEI/BLJ Vitreo-Retina Research Fellowship (Baush-Lomb, 2013).