In this series, OVPR staff and research administrators from Tufts schools and centers have an informal discussion with an investigator to learn more about their work, helping us to gain insight into their research.
About the PIs
Dr. Rowan is a Scientist at the Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory in the HNRCA and Assistant Professor at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rowan’s research focus includes the role of the dietary glycemia in the development of age-related macular degeneration and its role in aging, metabolism and microbiome; discovery of networks that involve diet, multiple metabolites and the microbiome; the role of the ubiquitin proteolysis pathway in regulating lens development and differentiation; and the elucidation of molecular mechanisms that direct lens fiber cell denucleation.
Dr. Shea is a Scientist at the Vitamin K Lab in the HNRCA. Dr. Shea’s research focus is on understanding the role of vitamin K in age-related disease