Research

USS Translational Research Grants

Dr. Suzanne Kohl

Dr. Suzanne Kohl

Dr. Kohl studied Biology at the University of Tübingen and received her diploma in Human Genetics, Zoophysiology and Biochemistry in 1996 and her PhD in 2000. During her PhD, she identified the first gene for Achromatopsia and over the years described all other genes that are causative for this rare disease. Dr. Kohl has authored over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is actively involved in grant and manuscript reviews. She has spent her entire scientific career at the University Eye Hospital and Institute for Ophthalmic Research in Tübingen, and her research focuses on the molecular genetics and functional analysis of genes and proteins involved in inherited retinal diseases (IRD). Her personal goal is to provide a genetic diagnosis to each individual IRD patient, thereby confirming the clinical diagnosis, providing information on inheritance and recurrence risk, and enabling patients to participate in natural history studies and clinical trials, and ultimately to receive gene- or mutation-specific therapy.