Sheldon Rowan


Sheldon Rowan
BS, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Mc Master University  
Hamilton, Canada
PhD, Genetics
Harvard University 
Cambrdge, MA
Scientist II, HNRCA
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


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.

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