Pete Williams

Pete Williams, PhD – Principal Investigator

Pete received his BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences – Neuroscience and PhD in Visual Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from Cardiff University, Wales under the mentorship of Profs. James Morgan and Marcela Votruba before undertaking his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of HHMI investigator Prof. Simon WM John at The Jackson Laboratory, ME, USA. Pete is an Assistant Professor in Medical Sciences in the Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Section of Ophthalmology and Vision at St. Erik Eye Hospital, Karolinska Institutet.  

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James Tribble, PhD – Postdoctoral Researcher

James received his BSc (Hons) in Medical Pharmacology and PhD in Visual Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from Cardiff University, Wales before undertaking his initial postdoctoral training in the lab of Prof. James Morgan at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University where his work has focused on early dendrite and synapse refinement during glaucoma using human patient and glaucoma animal model tissues. James joined the Pete Williams Lab in 2018 to further his postdoctoral education where his work focuses on the early mechanisms in glaucoma and treatments that intersect these mechanisms. 

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James Morgan, MB BCh MA DPhil FRCOphth – Visiting Researcher

James E Morgan is Professor of Ophthalmology at Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospital of Wales, UK. He also holds an appointment at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University.
He read Medical Sciences at Cambridge University followed by a PhD in Visual Neuroscience at Oxford University studying the development of visual pathways and their connections in the central nervous system. He studied medicine at the University of Oxford and then trained in Ophthalmology at Oxford, London (Moorfields) and Bristol. In 1994 he was a Medical Research Council Training Fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology, Yale University, USA working on models of retinal ganglion cell death in experimental glaucoma.
He took up his appointment at Cardiff in 1997 and established a research group interested in im
aging techniques for the detection of retinal damage in disease and in the use of laboratory research to understand the pathophysiology of retinal damage in glaucoma. He has promoted the use of Open Source informatics to support the translation of novel technologies in eye care. He was the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Moorfields Eyes Hospital 2014-2016. He currently chairs the OpenEyes Foundation to support the development of OpenEyes, the leading open source electronic patient record for ophthalmology in the UK.