Dr Shiwani Sharma has been pursuing ophthalmic research in the College of Medicine and Public Health for more than twenty years. Her research focuses on decipehring molecular mechanisms underlying simple and complex genetic eye diseases. She has undertaken research in multiple corneal dystrophies, inherited and age-related cataract and glaucoma. Her research has been published in leading scientific journals such as Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, American Journal of Human Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics and Journal of Cell Science. She has presented her reesearch at international and national conferences, including meetings of the International Society for Eye Research, Asia and Oceania Society for Photobiology, and Australian Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, as an invited speaker.
Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR (India); 1989-1991
Junior Research Fellowship, CSIR (India); 1987-1989
University Merit Scholarship during Master's Program; 1986-1987
Physiology of the human eye and pathophysiology of human eye diseases.
Application of molecular and cell bioloigy methodologies in biomedical research.
Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2016
NHMRC Ideas Grant Scheme Grant Review Panel Member
NHMRC Project grants Assessor
NHMRC Program grant Assessor
Fight for Sight, UK, grant Assessor
ORIA project grants Assessor
Ad Hoc Peer Reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals
Eye Bank of South Australia Annual Training Day Educator
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