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  • The University of Western Australia (M517), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 124 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

Extensive clinical research experience, including clinical trials

Extensive preclinical research experience 

Clinically qualified optometrist


Previous positions

2015- 2019        Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Mentor: Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD

Roles and responsibilities

In January 2019 I joined Professor David Mackey's Genetics and Epidemiology as well as Associate Professor Fred Chen's Ocular Tissue Engineering research teams as a Research Fellow, based at the Lions Eye Institute | UWA Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science 



2011- 2015: Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

Supervisors: Prof Algis J Vingrys, Dr. Bang V Bui, Drs Christine TO Nguyen, Zhen He

“Conscious wireless visual electrophysiology for preclinical drug testing”


2008 - 2010: Master of Philosophy, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

Supervisors: Prof Algis J Vingrys & Dr. Bang V Bui, Grade H1 (86) 

“Ageing  and  the  effect  of  repeated  intraocular  pressure  challenges  on  retinal function”


2003 - 2007: Bachelor of Optometry, University of Melbourne (therapeutically endorsed) 



2015                      David Hay Postgraduate Write-up Award, The University of Melbourne 

2012                      Melbourne University Overseas Research Experience Scholarship 

2011                      Australian Postgraduate Award 

2008                      Melbourne Research Scholarship



Optometrist Association of Australia 

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Community engagement

2010: Mandarin radio sessions promoting eye health and explaining ocular diseases

Teaching overview


2013: Undergraduate lecturer OPTO90027 Biological Sciences – Optic Nerve 

2008- 2014: Lead demonstrator in Contact lens practical group OPTO90023; clinical supervision 

2008- 2014: Demonstrator  for  undergraduate  courses  in  Department  of  Vision  Sciences  and Optometry 



2014: Research  mentor  in  Elizabeth  Blackburn  School  of  Sciences,  Year  11  Extended Investigation project (student: Cathy Nguyen; project title: The relationship between eye strain and myopia in a young population)

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 124 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article

Detailed phenotypic profile of bietti crystalline dystrophy in an Australian cohort

O'Hare, F., Ayton, L., Hu, M., Lisa, K., Doron, H., Ruddle, J., Hewitt, A., Charng, J., Chen, F., Smallwood, R., Ayres, M. & Edwards, T., Nov 2019, In : Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 47, p. 154-155 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

26 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of an intravitreal antisense oligonucleotide on vision in Leber congenital amaurosis due to a photoreceptor cilium defect

Cideciyan, A. V., Jacobson, S. G., Drack, A. V., Ho, A. C., Charng, J., Garafalo, A. V., Roman, A. J., Sumaroka, A., Han, I. C., Hochstedler, M. D., Pfeifer, W. L., Sohn, E. H., Taiel, M., Schwartz, M. R., Biasutto, P., Wit, W. D., Cheetham, M. E., Adamson, P., Rodman, D. M., Platenburg, G. & 7 othersTome, M. D., Balikova, I., Nerinckx, F., Zaeytijd, J. D., Van Cauwenbergh, C., Leroy, B. P. & Russell, S. R., Feb 2019, In : Nature Medicine. 25, p. 225-228

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leber Congenital Amaurosis
Antisense Oligonucleotides
Solar System
Anterior Chamber
2 Citations (Scopus)

Blue Cone Monochromacy Caused by the C203R Missense Mutation or Large Deletion Mutations

Sumaroka, A., Garafalo, AV., Cideciyan, AV., Charng, J., Roman, AJ., Choi, W., Saxena, S., Aksianiuk, V., Kohl, S., Wissinger, B. & Jacobson, SG., Dec 2018, In : Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). 59, 15, p. 5762-5772

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sequence Deletion
Missense Mutation
Vertebrate Photoreceptor Cells
3 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials of USH2A Caused by the Common c.2299delG Mutation

Calzetti, G., Levy, RA., Cideciyan, AV., Garafalo, AV., Roman, AJ., Sumaroka, A., Charng, J., Héon, E. & Jacobson, SG., Sep 2018, In : American Journal of Ophthalmology. p. 114-129

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Visual Field Tests
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Clinical Trials
Optical Imaging