Dr. Mariya Moosajee


MBBS BSc PhD FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Genetic Eye Disease Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital London
Associate Professor, Moorfields Eye Hospital London, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

Dr. Mariya Moosajee is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and eminent researcher specialising in Genetic Eye Disease with a specialist interest in understanding the molecular basis of eye development and genetic eye disease, using relevant disease models, human induced pluripotent stem cell derived retinal cells and medical bioinformatics. Her current clinical focus is on developing a genomic service for children and adults affected with genetic eye disease including inherited retinal diseases and developmental eye defects.

Dr. Moosajee graduated with First Class Honours in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in 2000, Medicine (MBBS) in 2003, and was awarded her PhD in Molecular Ophthalmology in 2009 all from Imperial College London.  She completed her NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in 2016 and became the first Ophthalmologist to be awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Beit Prize Clinical Research Development Fellowship. She has won 30 international and national prizes for her research and published over 40 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Moosajee is also a Senior Lecturer at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital London, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. She leads a research group to investigate how genes cause eye disease, develops new treatments for patients and conducts natural history studies with forthcoming clinical trials. She is also a Lecturer in Communication Skills, Embryology and Genetics for BSc, MSc and MBBS students, Imperial College London.

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