Jessica Mountford

Dr, Dr., PhD Monash

  • The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 109 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr. Jessica K. Mountford joined the Neuroecology group, within the School of Animal Biology in January 2013 as a post doctoral research scientist. Here she has focused on investigating genetic causes of a number of inherited retinal diseases alongside W/Prof David M. Hunt, with the aim to help identify those at risk of developing retinal disease.

Prior to moving to WA, she completed her undergraduate science degree at Monash University, majoring in immunology, pathology and virology, and later completing her honours and PhD. in the Thrombosis lab at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, located at the Alfred hospital, Melbourne. Her PhD. project focused on the investigation of a novel lipid kinase found to modulate the adhesive function of platelets, a pivotal component of thrombus development, capable of causing both heart attack and occlusive stroke.

Previous positions

Research Officer,
Australian Centre for Blood Diseases,
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences,
Monash University (May 2012- December 2012)

Teaching overview

- Practical Class Demonstrator, Molecular Microbiology, Monash University (3rd year BMS) (2009).
- Practical Class Demonstrator, Human Pathology, Monash University (3rd year BMS) (2008-2009).
- Practical Class Demonstrator, Immunology, Monash University (3rd year BMS) (2007).


Visual opsin
Inherited retinal disease
Molecular biology
Evolutionary biology
Voltage gated potassium channels


- English
- Indonesian (basic)


  • Molecular biology
  • Inherited retinal disease
  • Colour vision
  • Platelet biology
  • Haematology

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 109 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article

Differential stability of variant OPN1LW gene transcripts in myopic patients

Mountford, J. K., Davies, W. I. L., Griffiths, L. R., Yazar, S., Mackey, D. A. & Hunt, D. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Molecular Vision. 25, p. 183-193 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Role of the Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Proteins Kv8.2 and Kv2.1 in Vision and Retinal Disease: Insights from the Study of Mouse Gene Knock-Out Mutations

Hart, N. S., Mountford, J. K., Voigt, V., Fuller-Carter, P., Barth, M., Nerbonne, J. M., Hunt, D. M. & Carvalho, L. S., Feb 2019, In : eNeuro. 6, 1, 13 p., UNSP ENEURO.0032-19.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels
Retinal Diseases
Gene Knockout Techniques
Knockout Mice
7 Citations (Scopus)

Vision using multiple distinct rod opsins in deep-sea fishes

Musilova, Z., Cortesi, F., Matschiner, M., Davies, W. I. L., Patel, J. S., Stieb, S. M., de Busserolles, F., Malmstrom, M., Torresen, O. K., Brown, C. J., Mountford, J. K., Hanel, R., Stenkamp, D. L., Jakobsen, K. S., Carleton, K. L., Jentoft, S., Marshall, J. & Salzburger, W., 10 May 2019, In : Science. 364, 6440, p. 588-+ 104 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
9 Citations (Scopus)

Pushing the limits of photoreception in twilight conditions: The rod-like cone retina of the deep-sea pearlsides

de Busserolles, F., Cortesi, F., Helvik, J. V., Davies, W. I. L., Templin, R. M., Sullivan, R. K. P., Michell, C. T., Mountford, J. K., Collin, S. P., Irigoien, X., Kaartvedt, S. & Marshall, J., Nov 2017, In : Science Advances. 3, 11, 12 p., 4709.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access