Our Research

June 28, 2018

Dr. Riccardo Natoli, a retinal researcher at JCSMR and the ANU Medical School, was recently awarded the inaugural McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI) Visiting Scholarship sponsored by Professor Janis Eells and Professor Akihiro Ikeda from the University of Wisconsi...

June 28, 2018

We would like to thank the Gordon and Gretel Bootes Foundation for their continued generous support with a recent project grant for $10,000 being awarded to the group. The project will be to further investigate a subset of microRNA that we believe play a crucial role i...

April 20, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness, costing the global economy 350 billion dollars annually. Dysfunction of the innate immune system, specifically the complement cascade, increases the risk of developing AMD by 70%. Due to this str...

September 4, 2017

On Sunday, September 3rd, a number of people in our lab participated in the annual Canberra Times Fun Run, but with a minor caveat…we did it without our sense of sight. Nilisha Fernando and Helen Jiao walked the 5 km course blindfolded and Joshua Chu-Tan ran the 10 km...

The study of MicroRNAs (miRNAs) will provide a new avenue for drug discovery for diseases such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), and have applications for other retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, retinoblastoma and other neuro...

The Canberra Times and News Corp. both recently ran articles on the ANU Medical Schools body donation program, which members of the Clear Vision team including Dr. Riccardo Natoli and Associate Professor Krisztina Valter are part of. This program provides both teaching...

Joshua Chu-Tan is a second-year PhD student in the Natoli Group at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University (ANU). His presentation of his thesis, “Targeting the Root of Vision Loss”, won him top prize at the ANU’s Three Minute T...

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