Dr Cindy Xiaopeng Guo

PhD in Optometry, University of Auckland, Jun 2014


Dr Cindy Guo completed her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery at Shandong University in China.  Then she obtained her Masters degree in Biological Sciences (First Class Honours) and PhD in Optometry at the University of Auckland. Her PhD research focused on a novel pharmaceutical treatment for age-related macular degeneration.  She subsequently worked as a research fellow in School of Optometry and Vision Science on a multi-site randomised controlled trial for amblyopia (lazy eye) treatment (the BRAVO study).

In 2014 Dr Cindy Guo was nominated as part of the New Zealand Delegation by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend the 7th HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates in Japan. 

Research | Current

Dr Cindy Guo’s primary focus is on pathogenesis of hearing deficits and its association with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease. She is also interested in investigating mechanisms of binocular visual function and retinal function using a variety of techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye tracking system, ophthalmologic electrophysiology and molecular biology techniques.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Alternative contact

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Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 3, Room 351
New Zealand