Douglas Gould, PhD

Douglas Gould received his PhD in medical genetics from the University of Alberta, where he studied the role of FOXC1 in ocular development and glaucoma, working in the laboratory of Michael Walters, PhD. He then moved to The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, to continue studying ocular development and disease in the laboratory of Simon W. M. John, PhD. There he discovered that mutations in type IV collagen alpha 1 (COL4A1) cause a multi-system disorder that includes ocular dysgenesis and glaucoma. Dr. Gould presently is an associate professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy and the Institute for Human Genetics at the UCSF School of Medicine. His lab has continued to work on understanding how mutations in COL4A1 lead to disease and identifying new genes that cause glaucoma.