Dr Mariya Moosajee
Dr Mariya Moosajee obtained first class honours for her BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in 2000, followed by her MBBS in 2003 from Imperial College London. She was also awarded her PhD in Molecular Ophthalmology in 2009 from Imperial College London.
Dr Moosajee completed her Ophthalmology Specialist Training in the London Deanery. In 2011, she was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, during which she established her own research group in the theme of Development, Ageing and Disease. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and undertook her clinical fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Retinal Genetics at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Over the past 10 years, Dr Moosajee’s research has focused on investigating the molecular aetiology and disease mechanisms causing congenital eye anomalies and inherited retinal disease, including Fight for Sight-funded research into choroideremia. She also has a strong focus on developing novel molecular therapies for genetic eye disease with clinical translation.
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