A/Prof Riccardo Natoli
What is your current research interest?
Non/low-invasive therapeutics for slowing the progression of retinal degeneration.
How long have you been in the Vision Lab?
Clear Vision Research started in 2017, but I have been doing research in vision sciences since 2001.
What is your favourite experiment?
The experiment I haven't done yet.
What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?
Drumming, gardening, spending time with my awesome family
What is your favourite cuisine?
I am a passionate researcher dedicated to reducing the impact of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) through innovative diagnostic and treatment strategies using RNA and Extracellular Vesicles (EVs). With funding from competitive agencies (NHMRC, MRFF), industry partnerships (CRC-p), and a prestigious ANU Translational Fellowship, I have published 70 research contributions, achieved an h-index of 30, had a media reach of over 30 million people and secured over $9 million in funding. As a Genomics Session Organizer for the International Society for Eye Research and a frequent speaker at international conferences, I am committed to community engagement, education, and leadership. I established Clear Vision Research to provide pathways for community engagement, support the education of the next generation of vision researchers and engage with industry. Recognized for my work with ECRs and my school outreach program "Young Visionaries," I am actively involved in science outreach and media. I am also the current associate director of research development for the School of Medicine and Psychology helping shape the research of this newly formed school (2023), and have chaired 8 PhD students who have gone on to positions at major institutions. In 2023 I am supervising 7 postdoctoral researchers, 4 PhD students, 2 honours students and multiple PhB and SMP research project students.