Molly Marra, Ph.D., M.S., C.G.C.

  • Instructor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  • Genetic Counselor, Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine


Molly Marra is a native Oregonian who trained as a basic scientist in neuroscience after finishing her undergraduate degree in biology. She was an educator for a number of years before earning her masters in genetic counseling in 2021. She finds genetic counseling to be a perfect combination of her interests in research, education and patient care.

In her free time, she likes to run, read books and spend time with family, including her 3 young children.

Education and training

    • B.S., University of Notre Dame
    • M.S., Boise State University
    • Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science University

Memberships and associations:

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors
  • Ophthalmology and Hearing Loss Special Interest Group

Areas of interest

  • Inherited retinal diseases
  • Retinoblastoma



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