Dr. Freya Mowat Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Freya Mowat grew up in the United Kingdom, studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bristol, and gaining her PhD in Molecular Genetics from University College London. She finished a Comparative Ophthalmology residency at Michigan State University in 2015, and joined NCSU as an Assistant Professor in March 2015. She is a board certified Veterinary Ophthalmology specialist with both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. In her spare time she enjoys running and spending time with her husband and 3 cats.
Melanie Foster grew up in Delaware. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology at Washington College and did graduate studies in neurophysiology at the University of Delaware. She worked in toxicology research at DuPont and the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT) before joining NCSU in 2007. Melanie was a toxicology research associate for eight years before joining the Mowat lab in 2016. She is a board certified toxicologist with the American Board of Toxicology. She enjoys reading, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and golden retriever.
Whitney Young was born in Hartford, Conneticut, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences at the University of Kentucky and moved to Auburn for her veterinary degree. Dr. Young started as a Resident in the Ophthalmology service at NCSU in July 2015. In her free time she enjoys travel, hiking, camping, running, kayaking, and generally being outdoors.
Annie Oh was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. With a strong interest in research, she pursued and earned her Master of Science in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Oh started as a Resident in the Ophthalmology service at NCSU in July 2016. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring coffee shops, visiting the local farmers market, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.
NCSU Undergraduate research assistants: Garrett Williams (NCSU Animal Science) Regan Lane (NCSU Animal Science) Curt Davis (NCSU Biomedical Engineering) Francesco (Philip) Giorgino (NCSU Genetics)
NCSU DVM research assistants: Jennifer Heyward (NCSU Veterinary Medicine) - 2nd year
Previous research assistants: Ariana Lopez (NCSU Veterinary Medicine) - current position: 3rd year DVM program, NCSU Emma Marx (NCSU Genetics) - current position: PhD program University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill Kelly Buddin (NCSU Genetics) - current position: research assistant, Duke University, Department of Ophthalmology