Dr. Hauser has a strong interest in ocular genetics. Genomic studies at the Center for Human Genetics have identified multiple linkage peaks and susceptibility genes in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Dr. Hauser has recently accepted a 20% appointment at the Singapore Eye Research Institute and the Duke/National University of Singapore. In collaboration with multiple collaborators in Singapore and Dr. Rand Allingham at the Duke Eye Center, Dr. Hauser is currently conducting a genome-wide association study for glaucoma in individuals of African ancestry. These investigations include large datasets collected in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.