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 was an Assistant Processor at North Carolina State University from 2015-2019. She joined the faculty at UW-Madison in January, 2020. 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.
Haley Edwards was born and raised in Alabama, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She worked in neurodegenerative research at both UAB and Southern Research prior to graduation. She joined the Mowat lab in April of 2019. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, playing board games, and spending time with her dog.
NCSU Ophthalmology Resident research assistants: Dr. Demetrius R. Washington, Jr., DVM, Ophthalmology resident, class of 2023
NCSU Undergraduate research assistants: Emma Droste (NCSU Genetics, 2021) Grant Wagner (NCSU Neurobiology, 2022)
Previous laboratory members: undergraduate Vanessa Parslow (NCSU Animal Science, 2020) Undergraduate research assistant 2018-2019. Current position: undergraduate student, DVM applicant Francesco (Philip) Giorgino (NCSU Genetics, 2018) Undergraduate research assistant 2016-2019. Current position: Scribe, Raleigh Neurology Associates Curt Davis (NCSU Biomedical Engineering, 2018) Undergraduate research assistant 2016-2019. Current position: Ohio State University College of Optometry, class of 2023 Alaine Castillo (NCSU Biological Sciences, Neurobiology concentration, 2020) Undergraduate research assistant 2018-2019. Current position: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, class of 2024 Elizabeth Carrigan (NCSU Biological Sciences, Human Biology concentration, 2021) Undergraduate research assistant 2018-2019. Current position: undergraduate student Danielle Sawyer (NCSU Chemical Engineering, 2019) Undergraduate research assistant 2017-2018. Current position: senior undergraduate student Jonathan (Garrett) Williams (NCSU Animal Science, 2018) Undergraduate research assistant 2016-17. Current position: NC State DVM class of 2022 Regan Lane (NCSU Animal Science/Spanish. 2018) Undergraduate research assistant 2016-17. Current position: Eastern Carolina University Medical School, class of 2023. Emma Marx (NCSU Genetics, 2017) Undergraduate summer internship 2016, current position: Genetics Ph.D program, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Previous laboratory members: DVM students (summer research scholars program) Anne White (NCSU Veterinary Medicine, 2021) Jennifer Heyward (NCSU Veterinary Medicine, 2020) Ashley Bowyer (NCSU Veterinary Medicine, 2020) Elisabeth Wise (NCSU Veterinary Medicine, 2021) Janelle Avelino (NCSU Veterinary Medicine, 2021) Ariana Lopez (NCSU Veterinary Medicine, 2019): NIH T35, 2106 Current position: Small Animal Rotating Intern, The Ohio State University
Previous laboratory members: Ophthalmology residents Dr. Annie Oh, DVM, MS, (NCSU CVM Ophthalmology resident, 2020) Resident research projects on canine SARDS (3). Current position: Assistant Professor, NCSU Ophthalmology (beginning July 2020) Whitney Young (NCSU CVM Ophthalmology resident, 2018) Resident research grant/project 2016-2017: "Therapeutic effect of mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of SARDS in canine patients". Current position: Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Pennsylvania