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Dr. Harper


Matthew Harper 


Matthew M. Harper, Ph.D.

Investigator, Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss

Phone: (319) 338-0581 Ext. 7508


601 HWY 6 West (151)

Iowa City, IA 52246-2208


BS, Biology, Iowa State University

PhD, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Iowa State University

Highlighted Publications:

Increasing the number and intensity of shock tube generated blast waves leads to earlier retinal ganglion cell dysfunction and regional cell death. Harper MM, Boehme NA, Dutca L, Navarro V.Exp Eye Res. 2023 Dec 17;239:109754. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2023.109754. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38113955

Immune responses in mice after blast-mediated traumatic brain injury TBI autonomously contribute to retinal ganglion cell dysfunction and death. Harper MM, Gramlich OW, Elwood BW, Boehme NA, Dutca LM, Kuehn MH.Exp Eye Res. 2022 Dec;225:109272. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2022.109272. Epub 2022 Oct 6.PMID: 36209837

The Retinal Ganglion Cell Response to Blast-Mediated Traumatic Brain Injury Is Genetic Background Dependent. Harper MM, Boehme N, Dutca LM, Anderson MG.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021 Jun 1;62(7):13. doi: 10.1167/iovs.62.7.13.