Kate Keller, PhD

Casey Eye Insitute - OHSU

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Casey Eye Insitute - OHSU


Kate Keller earned a BSc in Cell Biology from University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK in 1994. She then attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and received a PhD in Biochemistry in 1998. Having specialized in studies of cartilage collagens, she continued her extracellular matrix research as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Nick Morris at the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Portland, OR. and subsequently with Dr Lynn Sakai. In 2003, she joined the lab of Dr Ted Acott at the Casey Eye Institute as a research associate From there, she was promoted to research assistant professor in 2008 and research associate professor in 2014. Kate's professional interests continue to focus on molecules of the extracellular matrix and how these interact and are altered in the trabecular meshwork of normal and glaucomatous eyes. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, yoga, reading and spending time with her family.