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 mechanisma of genetically predisposed ophthalmic diseases. She has undertaken several research projects, including on corneal dystrophies, inherited and age-related cataracts and glaucoma, and published her research in leading international 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 research at meetings of national and international scientific societies, including 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
Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2016
NHMRC Ideas Grant Scheme Grant Review Panel member
NHMRC Project grants Assessor
NHMRC Program grants Assessor
Fight for Sight, UK, grant Assessor
ORIA project grants Assessor
Ad Hoc peer Reviewer for multiple scientific journals
Educator at the Eye Bank of South Australia Annual Training Day
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