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Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.

Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.
Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.

National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.


Current Projects

Dr. Brooks researches the genetics of coloboma, a potentially blinding congenital eye condition. His current goals include integrating information from laboratory research and clinical studies to provide improved genetic counseling for coloboma. In addition, Dr. Brooks is involved in collaborative research projects on a number of inherited eye diseases, including Bardet-Biedl syndrome, mitochondrial disorders, albinism, microphthalmia, and congenital optic nerve abnormalities. Dr. Brooks also directs the Ophthalmic Genetics Clinic at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Brooks is the author of numerous scientific manuscripts, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, and major ophthalmology journals.

Research Highlights

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Childhood Blindness

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

National Eye Institute
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