Gillian is a veterinary clinician-scientist who graduated from Glasgow University, UK. She completed PhD studies in RPE cell biology, Residency training in Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of London. She then held faculty positions at UC-Davis and Iowa State University, before securing a career development award from the NEI and moving to UW-Madison to pursue her interests in glaucoma research. Gillian is currently holds a joint faculty position in the Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Dept. of Surgical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Past-President of ECVO; serves on the Leadership Committee of the McPherson Eye Research Institute and the Editorial Board of the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology, and has co-authored two textbooks. She is Project Director for a shared instrumentation grant from the NIH that provides researchers access to advanced ocular imaging technologies including SD-OCT and confocal laser scanning ophthalmoscopy. Gillian’s main research focus is in comparative glaucoma. She conducts studies that aim to reduce the incidence of painful and blinding glaucoma in dogs, cats and humans.