Colleen M. McDowell, PhD

Colleen M. McDowell, PhD

William and Phyllis Huffman Research Professor

cmmcdowell@wisc.edu

Learn about the McDowell Lab

  • Molecular mechanisms for glaucomatous trabecular meshwork damage
  • Regulation of Intraocular Pressure (IOP)
  • Effect of elevated IOP on retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and optic nerve head (ONH) damage
  • Cell culture models
  • Multiple mouse model systems
  • Profusion organ culture system for human donor eyes

Education:
BS 2004, Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
PhD 2009, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Postdoc 2013, Visual Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX