2828 Marshall Ct
Madison, WI 53705
AB 1981, Biochemistry and Sociology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
MD 1986, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
MBA 2012, Business Administration, Duke University, Durham, NC
Terri L. Young is the chair for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Research interests include: ophthalmic genetics, refractive error genetics, and pediatric ophthalmology clinical studies. Her lab has held a funded research campaign for 17 years to determine the biological basis of myopia, collaborating internationally to do so. They have performed mapping, association studies, and next generation sequencing studies, and have identified several loci and genes involved with myopia, recently using next generation sequencing technologies. They propose to develop a multi-expert collaborative network to merge human myopia genetic data with that of a reproducible animal model of myopia. Determining the genes and transcriptional/functional associations of this disorder will enable directed research to ultimately inform treatment strategies.