Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith
NRC Research fellow and Scientia Lecturer
BSc (Mol Bio Gen)(Hons), PhD
Lisa is currently an NRC Research fellow and Scientia Lecturer at the Centre for Eye Health and the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales. She did her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and genetics at the University of Sydney in 2006 and then continued to a PhD in tissue engineering, making a synthetic blood vessel model for testing of therapeutics in vitro. She finished her PhD in 2011 and moved fields again, starting in the field of vision science at the University of New South Wales. She helped establish the Retinal Networks Laboratory with Michael Kalloniatis and then the research group at the Centre for Eye Health. Lisa’s current research interests lie in retinal disease biology, particularly photoreceptor degenerations such as age-related macular degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa.