Dr. McLellan’s lab is focused on solving ocular problems that affect animals and humans, with a particular emphasis on glaucoma. Her lab is uniquely positioned to apply the principles of “One Health” to vision research, by virtue of her joint faculty appointments as an associate professor of comparative ophthalmology in both the School of Veterinary Medicine – where she sees clinical veterinary patients, teaches veterinary students and trains residents in comparative ophthalmology– and Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, where her research laboratories are based.
“The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animals. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.” –From the One Health Initiative Website
A vital component of her research is the strong collaborative relationships that exist between her laboratory, other members of the vision research community in the Glaucoma Research Group and the McPherson Eye Research Institute and other clinicians and collaborators in the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health and the College of Engineering.