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Dr

Andrew Jobling

Senior Research Officer
Anatomy And Neuroscience
retina
photoreceptors
microglia
neurons
diabetes
glia
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
ophthalmology
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Dr

Andrew Jobling

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
diabetic retinopathy
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Dr

Andrew Jobling

 

Dr Jobling’s PhD investigating steroid cataract was completed in 1999 at the National Vision Research Institute in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Augusteyn. During this time he gained experience in protein chemistry and molecular biology and began research into the involvement of transcription factors in retinal degeneration (age-related macular degeneration).

In 2001 he was awarded the Lions Vision Research Fellowship and in 2002 worked with Prof. Neville McBrien at the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, at the University of Melbourne, where he continued until 2009. During this time, he investigated the role of growth factors in the regulation of eye growth and his most significant contribution relates to the 2004 and 2009 papers (J. Biol. Chem.) showing TGF-beta isoform regulation could mediate a number of the key remodeling steps during eye growth. This work was the basis for a National Health and Medical Research Council application which was successfully funded (2007-2009). He was awarded the Garland W. Clay award for a significant paper on clinical Optometry in 2014. He returned to the area of retinal degeneration in April 2010 under the mentorship of Prof. Erica Fletcher and is currently a Senior Research Officer in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience investigating the mechanisms responsible for retinal pathologies such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. His work investigating the role of microglia on the maintenance of photoreceptor integrity was successfully funded by the NH&MRC in 2014, while work on diabetic retinopathy was also funded in 2018. His current work investigates the involvement of retinal microglia in the control of retinal capillary tone during normal and pathological disease.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 76 most recent scholarly works by Andrew Jobling.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

Garland W Clay Award

1996

Jean S Colledge Bursary

National Vision Research Institute of Australia

1993

Australian Post Graduate Research Award

Commonwealth of Australia

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Officer

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Member

Society for Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Student

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (honours)

University of Melbourne