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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Ann H. Milam, PhD

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Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.A. (Zoology/Chemistry)
University of Texas, 1964.
Ph.D. (Anatomy/Cell Biology)
University of Texas, 1967.
Post-Graduate Training
NIH Predoctoral Fellow in Anatomy, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1965-1967.
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Anatomy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1967-1968.
Instructor in Anatomy, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1968-1969.
NIH Posdoctoral Fellow in Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, 1968-1970.
Instructor, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, 1977-1980.
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Description of Research Expertise

Retinal cell biology and pathology

Keywords
Human retina, animal retina. retinal diseases, histopathology

Selected Publications

Chang B., Dacey MS., Hawes NL., Hitchcock PF., Milam AH., Atmaca-Sonmez P., Nusinowitz S., Heckenlively JR.: Cone photoreceptor function loss-3, a novel mouse model of achromatopsia due to a mutation in Gnat2. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 47(11): 5017-21, Nov 2006.

Cideciyan AV., Swider M., Aleman TS., Sumaroka A., Schwartz SB., Roman MI., Milam AH., Bennett J., Stone EM., Jacobson SG.: ABCA4-associated retinal degenerations spare structure and function of the human parapapillary retina. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 46(12): 4739-46, Dec 2005.

Jacobson SG., Aleman TS., Cideciyan AV., Sumaroka A., Schwartz SB., Windsor EA., Traboulsi EI., Heon E., Pittler SJ., Milam AH., Maguire AM., Palczewski K., Stone EM., Bennett J.: Identifying photoreceptors in blind eyes caused by RPE65 mutations: Prerequisite for human gene therapy success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(17): 6177-82, Apr 26 2005.

Demirci FY., Gupta N., Radak AL., Rigatti BW., Mah TS., Milam AH., Gorin MB.: Histopathologic study of X-linked cone-rod dystrophy (CORDX1) caused by a mutation in the RPGR exon ORF15. American Journal of Ophthalmology 139(2): 386-8, Feb 2005.

Lee MS., Gupta N., Penson RT., Loewenstein J., Wepner MS., Seiden MV., Milam AH.: Cone damage in patients receiving high-dose irofulven treatment. Archives of Ophthalmology 123(1): 29-34, Jan 2005.

Weleber RG., Gupta N., Trzupek KM., Wepner MS., Kurz DE., Milam AH.: Electroretinographic and clinicopathologic correlations of retinal dysfunction in infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (infantile Batten disease). Molecular Genetics & Metabolism 83(1-2): 128-37, Sep-Oct 2004.

Hayward C., Shu X., Cideciyan AV., Lennon A., Barran P., Zareparsi S., Sawyer L., Hendry G., Dhillon B., Milam AH., Luthert PJ., Swaroop A., Hastie ND., Jacobson SG., Wright AF.: Mutation in a short-chain collagen gene, CTRP5, results in extracellular deposit formation in late-onset retinal degeneration: a genetic model for age-related macular degeneration. Human Molecular Genetics 12(20): 2657-67, Oct 15 2003.

Hahn P., Milam AH., Dunaief JL.: Maculas affected by age-related macular degeneration contain increased chelatable iron in the retinal pigment epithelium and Bruch's membrane. Archives of Ophthalmology 121(8): 1099-105, Aug 2003.

Howes KA, Liu Y, Dunaief JL, Milam AH, Federick JM, Marks A, Baehr W: Receptor for advanced glycation end products and age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45: 3713-20, 2004.

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