Dr. Orson Moritz PhD

(He, Him, His)


Advisory Committee Member

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Moritz completed his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. He received his postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Moritz's area of specialization is in the cell biology of photoreceptor cells and the mechanisms underlying inherited disorders of the retina. Recently, Dr. Moritz's research questions are:

  • How do mutations in rhodopsin cause photoreceptors to die? 
  • How are photoreceptor outer segments made and maintained?

He is also working on making new models of recessive disorders including congenital stationary night blindness and Leber's congenital amaurosis.

Dr. Moritz is always open to new ideas, including collaborations with clinicians or other cell biologists, or anyone with a novel technique that the Moritz Lab could apply to their research.

Research Keywords
  • retina, disease models, rhodopsin, photoreceptors, cell biology

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