A/Prof Trevor Sherwin

Ida Mann Lecture
Prof Trevor Sherwin
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Professor Trevor Sherwin’s research team at the University of Auckland specialises in applying regenerative medicine solutions to ocular disorders. Currently the team is focusing on the use of stem cells and cell reprogramming to regenerate corneal tissue. Two international patents focus on the restoration of innervation following ocular surgery, rebuilding the corneal stroma of keratoconic patients and ultimately at the resolution of myopia through a short-term eye drop treatment.

Prof Sherwin gained his PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in 1989. From there he took up an academic position at the University of Manchester where he specialised in molecular parasitology. Prof Sherwin moved to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland in 1998 to begin targeting corneal dystrophies and disorders using ocular stem cells, cell reprogramming and corneal engineering.

Prof Sherwin has published over 80 papers, including articles in the top ranking premier journals Nature, Science and Cell, has received 3000 citations in the scientific literature and has a current h-Index of 31.

He has received over $5 million in research funding to advance his group’s work and has presented the results at many international venues as an invited speaker, including a prestigious public lecture at the Natural History Museum in London.