Dr Srujana Sahebjada has had a consistent and worthy track record of academic achievements-starting from being a University high achiever of BS Optometry at Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry to the scholarly completion of PhD (University of Melbourne, 2013). As a chief investigator, she has been working on various Myopia and Keratoconus projects for over 13 years and is proud to be a clinician-scientist which has allowed her to be in a better position to critically evaluate the clinical needs of patients and thus conduct and publish multifaceted research covering clinical, genetics and health outcomes.
Srujana published her work in several reputed journals, presented at various international conferences and received prestigious awards and grants. Srujana also completed Graduate Certificate Course in Advanced Learning & Leadership (University of Melbourne, 2012) to broaden and apply the doctoral training attributes to a leadership role. She was profiled on cover page for Vision News Australia 2011 edition as a successful international student story living in Melbourne by Study Melbourne, Australia.
Srujana is a passionate advocate for the importance of science, medicine and research in the community and involved in the Scientists in Schools program in Australia to inspire further generations to take up further education in research.
Vinay Kumar Nilagiri pursued his Bachelor’s in Optometry from BLSO in 2012. Following his graduation he has joined Visual Optics lab as a Research Optometrist and as a Consultant Optometrist at Cornea and Anterior Segment Services at LVPEI. He attributes his first publication in Nature Scientific Reports on photorefraction and has presented several scientific posters and papers at various national and international conferences. Vinay Kumar is also actively involved in teaching at BLSO and also to the trainees at LVPEI. His research interests includes: Visual Optics and Psychophysics, Cornea and Refractive Errors, Instrumentation and Myopia. Vinay was awarded with travel grants to attend scientific conferences and recently he received best scientific paper award for presenting his research work at ESO’s International Vision Science and Optometry Conference at Mahabalipuram, Chennai.