Professor Nick Di Girolamo

 - Chief Investigator

Research focus: Restoring sight in patients with severe corneal disease using stem cells

Professor Nick Di Girolamo is Director of the Ocular Diseases Research Unit and Head of the Mechanisms of Disease and Translational Research, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales. He leads an internationally recognised group whose mission is to restore sight in patients blinded from severe corneal disease. His research program integrates basic sciences, revolutionary animal models, cutting-edge microscopy and image analysis platforms, computational modelling and world-first clinical trials using adult stem cells; the results of which have demonstrated improved eye health and vision in patients. He has received two decades of continuous funding from the NHMRC and other national and international funding agencies and has published 110 peer-reviewed original articles which have accumulated ~4000 citations.