Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
Shelley Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto.
After graduate training in Molecular Neurobiology, she studied Medicine, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, with specialization in Ophthalmology.
has three Fellowships in Medical Retina, Ocular Pathology, and Cell Biology (Angiogenesis) - the first two from University College London
, UK, and the latter from the Scripps Research Institute
After less than one year in academia, she accepted the position of Disease Expert with the Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR), Basel, Switzerland, where she was Director, world-wide, of the ophthalmology pre-clinical ocular angiogenesis division.
She was also head of the NIBR ophthalmology translational program where she was responsible for strategic planning, and importantly, for ensuring that the pre-clinical models and the methodologies used to study them were directly relevant and aligned with clinically available outcome measures.
Having returned to the University of Toronto
three years ago, she
dedicates over 90% of her
time to basic research, where she
focuses on transgenic models of diabetic retinopathy, acute retinal neurodegeneration, and retinal stem cells.
She is currently Founding Director of Toronto's adult Visual Electrophysiology Unit, and within these three years has obtained over $4 million of funding from the CIHR, CHRP (Canadian Health Research Program), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and several others.