PhD Scholarship - Mechanisms Underlying Myopia
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
A PhD Scholarship is available for a student to investigate mechanisms underlying myopia under the supervision of Associate Professor Sally McFadden.
Myopia (shortsightedness) is a soaring problem and is now a leading cause of blindness. It is caused by accelerated eye growth. Spectacles can partially correct sight, but do not stop the progression towards blindness caused by the enlarged eye. There are currently no reliable treatments. Projects in the Vision Sciences group investigate possible treatments and underlying causes using animals models, imaging methods and some clinical work. A range of different projects are available, and would be tailored for the background and interests of the applicant. Methods may include material science, drug development, optics, optical engineering, programming, molecular or anatomical techniques, immunohistochemistry, genetics and/or clinical ophthalmology / optometry.
The value of this scholarship is $26,682 per annum in 2017, indexed in January each year. The scholarship is for a period of three years, with the possibility of a six-month extension.
This Scholarship is open to domestic and international students.
Applicants are advised to contact A / Prof Sally McFadden (details below).
Contact: Associate Professor Sally McFadden
Ph: +61 2 49215643