Alan Shiels, PhD

Alan Shiels, PhD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Genetics


Molecular genetic mechanisms underlying lens development and cataract

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  • BSc, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, U.K., 1977
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Department of Child Health, St. George’s Hospital Medical School University of London, U.K., 1983


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A., 1983-1985
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University College, London, U.K., 1985-1987


  • Wellcome Trust Lectureship, “Molecular Biology of Lens Cells” (competitive award), 1987-1990
  • The National Foundation for Eye Research, Cataract Research Award, 2001