Dr Lauren Ayton

Research Field: Optometry and Ophthalmology

While some vision problems can be corrected with glasses or surgery, there are many conditions which still lead to irreversible vision loss.

Dr Ayton’s research focuses on early disease biomarkers in retinal disease and vision restoration. Her current work aims to develop new vision restoration measures using gene therapy and stem cells.

Lauren’s public outreach includes co-hosting a weekly radio show Einstein A Go-Go on 3RRR, co-hosting Conversation Hour on ABC radio, and extensive public lectures and media interviews.

Dr Ayton received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2009, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.