Dr Zeiss received her veterinary degree (with distinction) from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in South Africa. Following an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery (University of Pennsylvania), she completed Anatomic Pathology Residency training and received her PhD degree from Cornell University. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathology and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. She specializes in ophthalmic- and neuropathology. She is Chief of Pathology, and collaborates on multiple studies with Yale and external investigators in academia and industry. Her research focuses on mechanisms of neurodegeneration with a strong focus on translation of basic studies towards clinical relevance. Most recently, she has applied biomedical informatics, natural language processing and networks analysis to develop methods to improve preclinical translatability of animal research. Dr Zeiss has practiced as a laboratory animal clinician with a focus in non-human primate medicine since 2012, and has published multiple papers on non-human primate medicine and pathology. She consults regularly with industry regarding efficacy and toxicity studies utilizing ophthalmic and neurologic disease models.