Freya Mowat, BVSc, PhD

Credentials: Department of Surgical Sciences (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (School of Medicine and Public Health)

Position title: Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology


Phone: 608-264-2668

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, UK
PhD 2009, Molecular Genetics, University College London (Institute of Ophthalmology)

Research Interests:
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