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Associate Professor Andrew J. Zele

Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science


Associate Professor Andrew J. Zele
Principal Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Optometry - CDA
Discipline *
Optometry and Ophthalmology
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PhD (The University of Melbourne)


Melanopsin, Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells, Visual function, Mesopic, Rod-cone interaction, Pupil control pathways, Colour vision, Retina

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Andrew J. Zele is an Associate Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. He completed his Doctoral research in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His first Post-Doctoral appointment was at the University of Melbourne, and his second in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Chicago (USA). He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Illinois College of Optometry (USA). In 2007 he was awarded an Australian Research Council APD Fellowship. Dr Zele’s research in the Visual Science Laboratory aims to understand the early stage retinal mechanisms controlling visual function, particularly under dim (mesopic) light levels, and melanopsin expressing intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell (ipRGC) function in humans. His research program includes clinical investigations of the ageing eye.  Research highlights Visual Science Laboratory

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