Research/Areas of Interest:

My work focuses on determining the role of the dietary glycemic index in the development of age-related macular degeneration and the discovery of interventional treatments. I use nutritional and genetic approaches in animal models, and utilize metabolomics and microbiome analyses to complement these studies. I am also interested in understanding the impact of the ubiquitin proteolysis pathway in regulating lens development and differentiation.


BS, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
PhD, Genetics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA