Donita L. Garland, Ph.D.
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology
Dr. Garland's interests include age-related ocular disorders and the mechanisms of early stage macular degeneration. Presently, she is combining mouse genetic and proteomic approaches to investigate the role of complement in macular degeneration. These studies have demonstrated an active complement system is required for the development of drusen-like deposits in the retina of a mouse model of an inherited macular degeneration. She is extending these studies to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of complement in macular degenerations.