Brittany Carr, PhD, BHSc

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Email
bcarr1@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Vision Science Cell Biology Inherited retinal degeneration


About

Assistant Professor in the Dept. Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. Interested in inherited retinal degeneration, age-related macular degeneration, and myopia.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/brittanyjcarr


Research

I use genetically-modified Xenopus laevis (CRISPR/Cas9) and confocal and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electroretinography (ERG) to investigate the relationship between photoreceptor outer segment morphogenesis and the pathogenesis of retinal degenerative diseases such as cone-rod dystrophies and macular degeneration.

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