Professor Trevor Sherwin inaugural lecture - ‘Migration, migration, migration: from parasite to eyesight’ Event as iCalendar

13 September 2017

5:30 - 7pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton Campus

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Trevor Sherwin

Our annual inaugural lecture series provide a way for our faculty to celebrate and recognise the mark of distinction conferred by the University when it awards the title of professor.

Join us to celebrate the inaugural lecture of Professor Trevor Sherwin.


‘Migration, migration, migration: from parasite to eyesight’

A tale of cell migration in tissue development and disease pathology, research migration from molecular parasitology to regenerative medicine, and human migration from war-torn Europe to modern-day 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.

Professor 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.

In 1998 Professor Sherwin moved to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland to begin targeting corneal dystrophies and disorders using ocular stem cells, cell reprogramming and corneal engineering.

Professor Sherwin has published over 80 papers, including articles in the top-ranking premier journals Nature, Science and Cell, has received 3500 citations in the scientific literature and has a current h-Index of 31.


Invite open to FMHS staff and students

Date: Wednesday 13 September, 5.30-7pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007, Grafton Campus


Prior to the inaugural lecture, we will gather in the atrium for a cocktail function as a further recognition of Professor Sherwin's achievements

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*We have a large number of inaugural lectures this year.  To avoid confusion we ask that when you RSVP, you state which inaugural lecture you will be attending.


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