Professor Robert Augusteyn

Adjunct Professor




Professorial Fellow, UNSW Australia; Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Miami

Professor Augusteyn gained his PhD in 1969 working at the University of Queensland on the amino acid sequences of emu and elephant seal cytochromes c.  After a three year postdoctoral fellowship in ophthalmology research at Columbia University in New York he joined the Biochemistry Department at Melbourne University.  In 1991, he became Director of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia, a position he held until his early retirement in 2002.  He continues to pursue topics of interest, predominantly related to ocular growth with emphasis on the lens and pathologies such as presbyopia and cataract. In this, he works closely with associates in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad and the Vision CRC at UNSW Australia.

He was a Foundation Director of the International Society of Eye Research; has served on a number of international committees; is a member of the editorial board of Current Eye Research; and regularly reviews submissions to a multitude of journals. He has received the Shorney Prize, the Brutton Prize and the Kinoshita Award and has been the keynote speaker at numerous symposia. His publications include over 120 peer-reviewed papers, two books and five book chapters.