Congratulations to UNSW SOVS PhD candidate Sidra Sarwat who has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.
The Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award was established in 2012. It is awarded to a postgraduate student who exhibits "extraordinary contributions to optometry and contact lenses."
Ms Sarwat is currently undertaking her PhD at UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science under the supervision of Dr Maitreyee Roy, Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton, Professor Mark Willcox and Professor Richard Tilley. Her research project is titled “In vivo labelling and bioimaging of the tear film using silicon quantum dots”.
As part of this award, Ms Sarwat will receive $2,000 to fund her research and a $750 travel fellowship to attend the American Academy of Optometry Meeting.