Faculty Profile

Julia E. Richards, PhD

Julia E. Richards, PhD

  • Harold F. Falls Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Director, Glaucoma Research Center
  • Ophthalmology & Visual Sci
  • 229 Kellogg Eye Center
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0714

2012-current, Associate Director, Molecular Biology and Microarray Core Module, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual 2012-current, Chair, Ophthalmology Electronic Medical Records Interface Committee Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School 2012-current, Member, P6271 Kellogg Eye Center 5th Floor Renovation Committee 2009-current, Harold F. Falls Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007-current, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007-current, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2000-2007, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School. 2001-2007, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. 1996-present, Faculty Member, Public Health Genetics Interdepartmental Concentration, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. 2001-present, Director, Glaucoma Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School. 1989-1997, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. 1990-1997, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, The University of Michigan. 1997-2000, Senior Associate Research Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences School of Medicine, University of Michigan.

  • PhD, Genetics, University of Wisconsin, 1983
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Washington, 1971
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, 1990
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, 1986
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1985

  • Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma and Related Disorders.
    Expression Profile Approach to Glaucoma Gene Detection.
    Genotype Phenotype Studies of Ophthalmic Genetic Disorders.
    Development of Software for Integrated Data Management in Genetics Studies.

  • Woodroffe, A., Krafchak, C., Richards, J.E., et al. (2006). Ordered Subset Analysis Supports a Glaucoma Locus at GLC1I on chromosome 15 in Families with Earlier Adult Age at Diagnosis Experimental Eye Research 1068-1074.
  • Rozsa, F.W., Reed, D.M., Richards, J.E. (2006). Gene expression profile of human trabecular meshwork cells in response to long-term dexamethasone exposure. Molecular Vision 125-41.
  • Krafchak, C.M., Pawar, H., Richards, J.E., et al. (2005). Mutations in TCF8 Cause Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy and Ectopic Expression of COL4A3 by Corneal Endothelial Cells. American Journal of Human Genetics 694-708.
  • Abecasis, G.R., Yashar, B.M., Richards, J.E., et al. (2004). Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A High-Resolution Genome Scan for Susceptibility Loci in a Population Enriched for Late-Stage Disease. American Journal of Human Genetics 482-494.
  • Thompson, D.A., McHenry, C.L., Li, Y., Richards, J.E., Othman, M.I., Schwinger, E., Vollrath, D., Jacobson, S.G., Gal, A. (2002). Retinal dystrophy due to paternal isodisomy for chromosome 1 or chromosome 2, with homoallelism for mutations in RPE65 or MERTK, respectively. American Journal of Human Genetics 224-229.
  • Shimizu, S., Lichter, P.R., Johnson, A.T., Zhou, Z., Higashi, M., Gottfredsdottir, M., Othman, M., Moroi, S.E., Schertzer, R., Clarke, M.S., Schwartz, A.L., Downs, C.A., Vollrath, D., Richards, J.E. (2000). Age-dependent prevalence of mutations at the GLC1A locus in primary open-angle glaucoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology 165-177.
  • Rozsa, F., Othman, M.I., Shimizu, S., Lichter, P.R., Johnson, A.T., Scott, K., Nguyen, T.D., Polansky, J.R., Richards, J.E. (1998). GLC1A mutations point to regions of potential functional importance on the TIGR/MYOC protein. Mol Vis .
  • Othman, M.I., Sullivan, S.A., Skuta, G.L., Cockrell, D.A., Stringham, H.M., Downs, C.A., Fornes, A., Mick, A., Boehnke, M., Vollrath, D., Richards, J.E. ( 1998). Autosomal dominant nanophthalmos (NNO1) with high hyperopia and angle closure glaucoma maps to chromosome 11. American Journal of Human Genetics 1411-1418.

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Association for the Advancement
  • Genetics Society of America

Primary appointment and lab are in the Medical School. http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/bios2/richards.research.html. Richards lab Eyegene server: http://eyegene.ophthy.med.umich.edu