Dr. Shannon Das
What is your current research interest?
Understanding how diseases in the front of the eye occur and how to diagnose them
How long have you been in the vision lab?
What is your favourite experiment?
Confocal fluorescence microscopy
What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?
Driving, travelling, cofffffeeeeee
What is your favourite cuisine?
I’m a new recruit to the CVR lab, as a postdoctoral researcher. I started my studies at The University of Canberra, completing a BMedSci majoring in molecular and cell biology. From there, I moved to Sydney for a change of scenery and to complete an honours year at the University of Sydney in 2014. This formative year piqued my interest in vision science and understanding the molecular basis of ocular diseases. I stayed on to complete my PhD at The University of Sydney where I looked at how oxidative stress can upset the balance within cells to ultimate cause age-related cataracts. Aside from basic molecular biology, my PhD gave me an opportunity to explore my two passions in Science: cell signaling pathways and oxidative stress. My research at CVR aims to open up some new projects which will focus on diseases that affect the front of the eye. I love science communication and I think it’s so important that we, as scientists, share our data to the world!