Hyperspectral imaging oxidative stress in glaucoma

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Hyperspectral imaging is an emerging field with immense potential for biomedical science. Due to the visibility of the eye structures, there is great scope to use multichannel excitation and emission spectra to detect damaged cells and biological substances in situ. In glaucoma, vision loss occurs due to optic nerve damage. Reactive oxygen species are thought to play a role. In this project, you will use cellular and animal models to detect pathological changes in retina with hyperspectral imaging. Following proof of concept, you will use patients from a large and diverse clinical cohort to validate the findings.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

A successful HDR student would have training or aptitude for animal research. A knowledge of optical imaging systems, R based programming and bioinformatics would also be desirable. A passion for translatable research from the lab to the clinic is essential.
Supervisory team
Ewa
Goldys

Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Andrew
White

Science
Optometry and Vision Science
Nicole
Carnt

Science
Optometry and Vision Science
n.carnt@unsw.edu.au