The research conducted in the Lang Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation centers around eye development. The eye is a favorite organ system for developmental biologists because of its accessibility and well-defined structure.

The lab is led by Richard Lang, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. We are investigating several aspects of mammalian eye development:

  • Our work on lens induction and morphogenesis is described in this chapter of Encyclopedia of the Eye.
  • Our work on vascular regression and angiogenesis at the cellular and molecular levels is described in this chapter of Encyclopedia of the Eye.

Postdoctoral Positions Available

Through the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital Research Foundation has established the Visual Systems Group, a well-funded initiative in vision research that now comprises six research labs. Qualified postdoctoral fellows are welcome to investigate the possibility of positions within the group.

Graduate Students Welcome

The Lang Lab trains graduate students from the Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Potential graduate students should visit the Molecular and Developmental Biology webpage for details and contact Lang about training opportunities.