Nutrition & Vision Research Lab

The mission of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research is to discover mechanisms of aging, particularly in the eye, and seek nutritional and other new means to delay age-related debilities such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract.

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Sheldon Rowan, PhD

Dr. Rowan's research focuses on the relationship between carbohydrate quality, the gut microbiome, and age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. He uses experimental model systems and omics technologies to understand disease pathogenesis and identify novel disease biomarkers.