[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1103329]
A/Pr Alex Hewitt
Brief description Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying blinding diseases will allow for the development of new therapies. As an ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in genetic eye diseases, this fellowship will enhance the synergy between my current research and clinical practice. During this fellowship I will lead research to uncover further genetic associations for eye disease, as well as interrogate patient-specific cell lines to elucidate specific signatures of disease development.
Funding Amount $AUD 483,868.16
Funding Scheme Practitioner Fellowships