Professor Justine Smith

Strategic Prof in Eye & Vision Health/Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Research expertise
Ophthalmology and optometry
Research interests

My team studies inflammation, infection and cancer of the human eye

I have projects available for Honours, Masters and PhD level students, in the following areas:

  1. Response of human eye cells to infection with emerging viruses (Dengue virus, Zika virus, Ebola Virus): how do these viruses persist in the eye and cause inflammatory disease?
  2. Toxoplasma gondii infection of meat consumed in Australia: what is the risk of parasite infection to the Australian public?
  3. Toxoplasma gondii infection of human eye cells: How does the parasite cause retinal disease
  4. Migration mechanisms for leucocytes into the human eye: molecules that leucocytes use to enter the eye could be targeted to treat inflammation of the eye
  5. Regulation of adhesion molecules on endothelial cells inside the eye: a new way to treat blinding inflammatory eye disease
  6. Retinal lymphoma: what molecular signals attract malignant white blood cells into the eye?

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