Brittany Jane Carr, PhD
Dr. Brittany J. Carr is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Macular Research at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is an interdisciplinary scientist who uses unique animal models to investigate the cellular and molecular biology of retinal diseases and disorders. Dr. Carr completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours degree and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Calgary, Canada, where she studied the pharmacology of myopia and the development of drug treatments to inhibit the progression of near-sightedness in children. For her postdoctoral studies, Dr. Carr established two frog models of cone-rod dystrophy and macular degeneration and is now using one of those animal models to search for biomarkers and early indicators of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Carr’s research aims to study the fundamental science of retinal disease to inform the development of targeted and efficient therapies that will make a real difference in patients’ lives.