Head of Research Groups
Dr Fred K Chen
Ocular Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Dr Fred K Chen was born in Taiwan and studied Medicine at the UWA. After ophthalmology training at Royal Perth Hospital, he moved to London to do research and clinical fellowships in medical and surgical retina at the London Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti
Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti (PhD) is a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and heads the Experimental Immunology Group at the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
Professor David A Mackey
Clinical Genetics & Epidemiology
Professor David Mackey was appointed Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Director of the Centre for Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Western Australia in March 2009.
Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy
Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy is the founder of the Department of Molecular Ophthalmology at the Lions Eye Institute. She is an internationally recognised scientist working in several fields: gene therapy, animal model development and molecular ophthalmology.
Associate Professor Angus Turner
McCusker Director Lions Outback Vision
Associate Professor Angus Turner studied at Medicine at UWA followed by ophthalmology training in Melbourne and research at Oxford University before returning to Perth. Research areas include outreach eye service delivery, diabetic eye disease management and telehealth applications for eye conditions.
Professor Dao-Yi Yu
Physiology & Pharmacology
Professor Yu has closely worked with Professors Cringle (PhD), McAllister (retinal specialist) and Morgan (glaucoma specialist) for more than 25 years. A multi discipline team has been established including basic scientists, clinical researchers, a senior technician and PhD and masters students.