Lacritin Consortium

 
 

The Lacritin Research Consortium was established in 2002.  The Consortium consists of the following groups and meets two to three times yearly:

  1. 1)Laurie lab: (Department of Cell Biology, University of Virginia): lacritin cell biological mechanisms (glaurie@virginia.edu).

  2. 2)McKown/Raab labs (Department of Integrated Technology, James Madison University):  a) Deletion, point mutant generation by Ron Raab (raabrw@CISAT.JMU.EDU) and students; b) Protein manufacturing and new antimicrobial project by  Bob McKown (mckownrl@jmu.edu) and students.

  3. 3)Seifert lab (Department of Biology, James Madison University):  New anti-lacritin polyclonal antibodies, lacritin clinical assay development by Kyle Seifert (seiferkx@jmu.edu) and students

  4. 4)US Army Warfighter Refractive Surgery Research Center at Fort Belvoir by Bruce Rivers, Richard Stutzman and Denise Ryan; collection of tears (Denise.S.Ryan.ctr@health.mil).

  5. 5)Scot Bower (Johns Hopkins University); cornea (kbower5@jhmi.edu).

  6. 6)Hutnik group (Department of Opthalmology, University of Western Ontario): Lacritin protection against BAK, impression cytology analyses;  (Cindy.Hutnik@sjhc.london.on.ca.)

  7. 7)Nancy McNamara lab (Francis I Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology); Lacritin in Aire knockout model of dry eye (nancy.mcnamara@ucsf.edu).

  8. 8)Harumitsu Hirata (Cornell University): Lacritin and corneal sensory nerves (hah2016@med.cornell.edu).

  9. 9) Carl Marfurt (Department of Anatomy and cell Biology, Indiana University): Corneal nerve density (cmarfurt@iun.edu).

  10. 10) Andrew Mackay (Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California); Lacritin contact lens release (jamackay@pharmacy.usc.edu).

 

JMU’s Bob McKown (top) and Ron Raab (bottom) with students.

July 11, 2008 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVa, Charlottesville VA

student

presentations

senior technician

presentation

postdoc

presentations

faculty

presentations

September 26, 2008 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at EVMS, Norfolk VA

























January 23, 2009 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA







































May 5, 2009 Lacritin Lacritin Lunch at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale FL


























June 19, 2009 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVa, Charlottesville VA






























October 16th 2009 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at EVMS, Norfolk VA (Attending: JMU, EVMS, UVa labs; no pictures)


October 16th 2009 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA (Attending: JMU, EVMS, UVa labs; no pictures)


May 4, 2010 Lacritin Lunch at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale FL (20 participants; no picture)



June 4th 2010 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVa, Charlottesville VA





















October 8th 2010 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at EVMS, Norfolk VA (no picture)



February 10, 2011 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA

























May 3, 2011 Lacritin Lunch at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale FL (17 participants; no picture)






June 10, 2011 Lacritin Consortium Meeting UVA, Charlottesville VA















September 16, 2011 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at EVMS, Norfolk VA

(after meeting sailing)









































































































































discussion and lunch

Laurie lab at EVMS

Laurie lab at EVMS

EVMS & Walter Reed grps

postdocs & faculty

senior technician & students

Front row sitting: Amanda Matherly (JMU), Julia Baryla (UWO), Cindy Hutnik (UWO)

Second row: Gordon Laurie (UVa), Ningning Wang (UVa), Sandeep Samudre (EVMS), Erin Coleman (JMU), Denise Sediq (Walter Reed), Tom Millar (UWS)

Third row: Kyle Seifert (JMU), Frank Lattanzio (EVMS), Scot Bower (Walter Reed), Paul Williams (EyeRx), Bob McKown (JMU), Jason Edwards (Walter Reed), Charles Coe (Walter Reed)

EVMS, JMU and UVa

EVMS, JMU and UVa

JMU, Walter Reed, Johns Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson and UVa

JMU, Walter Reed, Va Tech, Thomas Jefferson and UVa

EVMS, JMU, Walter Reed, Thomas Jefferson and UVa

September 16, 2011 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at EVMS, Norfolk VA (no picture)

February 10, 2012 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA (no picture)

June 22, 2012 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVA, Charlottesville VA (no picture)

October 26, 2012 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at EVMS, Norfolk VA (no picture)

March 15, 2013 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA (no picture)

EVMS, JMU, Fort Belvoir and UVa

June 28, 2013 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVa, Charlottesville VA

December 6, 2013 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir VA

JMU, Johns Hopkins, Fort Belvoir and UVa

March 7, 2014 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA (no picture)

September 5, 2014 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVa, Charlottesville VA (no picture)

September 10 - 11, 2014 Gordon Laurie travels to CA to meet with lacritin collaborators Helen Makarenkova (Scripps Institute), Andrew Mackay and Sarah Hamm-Alvarez (Univ. of Southern California), and Nancy McNamara (UCSF)

December 12, 2014 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir VA

JMU, Johns Hopkins, Fort Belvoir, UCSF, UVa and by video conferencing: U South California, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)

May 29, 2015 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA (no picture)

October 14, 2015 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVA, Charlottesville VA

April 8, 2016 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at JMU, Harrisonburg VA

JMU, Johns Hopkins, Fort Belvoir and UVa

JMU, Johns Hopkins, Fort Belvoir, UVa and by video conferencing: U South California, UCSF, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)

May 7, 2012 Lacritin ARVO Lunch, Fort Lauderdale FL (21 participants; no picture)

May 6, 2013 Lacritin ARVO Lunch, Seattle WA (~15 participants; no picture)

May 3, 2015 Lacritin ARVO Lunch, Denver CO (~17 participants; no picture)

May 2, 2016 Lacritin ARVO Lunch, Seattle WA (17 participants; no picture)

May 2, 2016 Lacritin ARVO Lunch, Seattle WA (17 participants; no picture)

March 24, 2017 Lacritin Consortium Meeting at UVa, Charlottesville, VA

JMU, Fort Belvoir, UVa, TearSolutions and by video conferencing: U South California, UCSF, University of Sofia (Bulgaria), UFRJ (Brazil)

May 10, 2017 Lacritin ARVO Lunch, Baltimore MD (7 participants; no picture)