Robert Molday

Degrees / Credentials



Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Director, Centre for Macular Research
Canada Research Chair in Vision & Macular Degeneration
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada


Full Member

Contact Info

Mailing Address
Life Sciences Centre Office 5351
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Research Information

Research in my laboratory is directed toward identifying and characterizing vertebrate retinal photoreceptor proteins and elucidating their role in 1) phototransduction and other signaling pathways, 2) rod and cone photoreceptor cell structure and morphogenesis, 3) lipid transport across membranes; 4) protein and vesicle trafficking; and 5) inherited retinal degenerative diseases which are a leading cause of blindness in the world. In addition we are involved in drug discovery and gene therapy as potential therapeutic treatments for inherited retinal degenerative diseases including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.



  • foundational science
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • drug discovery