Dr Barbara Zangerl

Dr Barbara Zangerl

Fields of research: Optometry and Ophthalmology, Vision Science, Preventive Medicine, Genetics
Campus: Kensington
Tag: Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)

Our current research focuses on the identification of clinical hallmarks for early glaucoma with a particular focus on the structure-function relationship during disease progression. Funded through the government (NHMRC), we are utilizing our access to a broad patient clientele as the foundation for clinical research as well as educational studies. The latter aim to translate paradigm shifts developed through clinical research into optometric practice.


Education

Dr.med.vet. (equivalent PhD...

Our current research focuses on the identification of clinical hallmarks for early glaucoma with a particular focus on the structure-function relationship during disease progression. Funded through the government (NHMRC), we are utilizing our access to a broad patient clientele as the foundation for clinical research as well as educational studies. The latter aim to translate paradigm shifts developed through clinical research into optometric practice.


Education

Dr.med.vet. (equivalent PhD in Genetics; University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1999)

MVM (equivalent DVM, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1996)


RESEARCH

Current Student Projects (PhD and undergrad)

How many ganglion cells respond to a visual field stimulus?

How does retinal eccentricity drive the structure-visual function relationship?

Segmenting the Structure-Function Dilemma in Glaucoma

Systematic glaucoma screening and diagnostic effectiveness: improving patient outcomes through early detection

 

TEACHING & OUTREACH

Courses I serve as supervisor on

OPTM5171: Research project 5A (http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/OPTM5171.html)

OPTM5271: Research project 5B (http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/OPTM5271.html)

OPTM7108: Research skills in Optometry (http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/postgraduate/courses/2013/OPTM7108.html)

 

Professional affiliations

Member of the Dog Genetics and Genomics Committee of ISAG

Member of the Beta Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta at UPenn

Member of The International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG)

Reviewer for several peer reviewed journals      in Ophthalmology and Genetics

Member of The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Honors student scholarship, University Of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1992

Honors student scholarship, University Of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1993

Honors student scholarship, University Of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1994

Young scholar presentation award, 28th International Conference on Animal Genetics, Göttingen, Germany, 2002

Location

Centre for Eye Health
UNSW Australia
Rupert Myers Building (south wing), Room 1.090
Barker Street, Gate 14
Kensington NSW 2052

Contact

+61 2 8115 0793
+61 2 8115 0799