Gillian J McLellan BVMS PhD DVOphthal DECVO DACVO MRCVS

Gill McLellan is a veterinary clinician-scientist who was awarded a veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow; then completed a PhD at University College London, and residency training in comparative ophthalmology at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK.  Gill is a board-certified as a veterinary ophthalmologist in both Europe and the US and is a former President of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She currently holds a joint, tenured faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in both the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Veterinary Medicine, where she is Chair of the Department of Surgical Sciences and holds the Tim and Nancy Speaker Chair in Canine Health.  Her main research interests are in comparative glaucoma and diseases of the optic nerve, retina and brain in dogs, cats and humans with current studies in her lab spanning anterior segment, posterior segment and brain and utilizing genomic, transcriptomic, in vivo, in situ and in vitro approaches.  Her work is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation.