Freya Mowat, BVSc, PhD, DECVO, DACVO, MRCVS
Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (School of Medicine and Public Health)
Department of Surgical Sciences (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Position title: Assistant Professor
687a Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
Keywords: Macula, metabolism, aging, AMD, mitochondria, molecular genetics, gene expression, photoreceptor, retina, degeneration
BVSc. 2001, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
PhD 2009, Molecular Genetics, University College London (Institute of Ophthalmology), London, UK
Professor Mowat studies retinal aging, particularly aging of photoreceptors, and the mechanisms underpinning the susceptibility of the central retina (macula) to age-related disease such as age-related macular degeneration. She studies changes in mitochondrial structure and function in the context of age and disease. Her work involves the use of naturally occurring and transgenic animal models, including companion animals (dogs), with naturally occurring blinding diseases.
Lab Website: Freya Mowat’s Lab
Publications: Freya Mowat’s Publications