Dr Lily Chang

Biography

Lily completed her Bachelors of Optometry degree (TPA) with Honours in 2009. She then practiced general optometry in Wellington, New Zealand, where she was exposed to diverse clinical situations. She particularly enjoyed collaboration with ophthalmologists and GPs in the care of patients with diabetic eye disease. Her passion for learning new skills, asking questions, and finding answers for these questions brought her back to academia.

Lily enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland in July 2012. Lily's PhD project focuses on whether the eyes, as sensory extension of the brain, may provide information in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. 

Research | Current

  • Chang LYL., Black JM., & Acosta ML. (2015). Window to the Central Nervous System - Advanced Retinal Imaging for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Austin Journal of Clinical Neurology, 2(3), 1027. Retrieved from http://www.austinpublishinggroup.com/
  • Chang, L. Y., Lowe, J., Ardiles, A., Lim, J., Grey, A. C., Robertson, K., . . . Acosta, M. L. (2014). Alzheimer's disease in the human eye. Clinical tests that identify ocular and visual information processing deficit as biomarkers.. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 10(2), 251-261. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2013.06.004
  • Lily Y. L. Chang, Jason Turuwhenua, Tian Qu, Joanna Black, Monica L. Acosta (2015), Infrared videography coupled with smart phone LED as illumination source for the measurement of pupil light reflex in guinea pigs. Journal of Visualized Experiments (under review)

Distinctions/Honours

  • Interview with Radio New Zealand Program - Our Changing World: "Looking into the eyes for Alzheimer’s disease" (originally aired Thursday 11 September 2014) http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/20148942/looking-into-the-eyes-for-alzheimer%27s-disease (2014)
  • NZAO teaching development award - author for online CPD modules:2493 Health And Disability Commissioner Act2209 Diabetic Retinopathy Part 12212 Diabetic Retinopathy Part 2 (2014)
  • Hope-Selwyn Foundation Scholarship for ageing research (2014)
  • Judge for The University of Auckland three-minute-thesis competition finals (2014)
  • H C Russel Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship (2013)
  • Winner of The University of Auckland three-minute-thesis competition (2013)
  • Runner-up of The Trans-Tasman three-minute-thesis competition, hosted by The Univeristy of Western Sydney, Australia (2013)
  • The University of Auckland Doctoral Health Research Scholarship (2012)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Chang, Y. (2016). Molecular and Functional Evidence of Alzheimer's Disease in The Eye: Experimental and Clinical Application The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29294
  • Du, L. Y., Chang, L. Y. L., Ardiles, A. O., Tapia-Rojas, C., Araya, J., Inestrosa, N. C., ... Acosta, M. L. (2015). Alzheimer’s disease-related protein expression in the retina of Octodon degus. PLoS One, 10 (8).10.1371/journal.pone.0135499
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30738
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Monica Acosta
  • Chang, L. Y. L., Black, J. M., & Acosta, M. L. (2015). Window to the Central Nervous System - Advanced Retinal Imaging for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Austin Journal of Clinical Neurology, 2 (3)
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35217
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Monica Acosta
  • Chang, L. Y. L., Lowe, J., Ardiles, A., Lim, J., Grey, A. C., Robertson, K., ... Acosta, M. L. (2014). Alzheimer's disease in the human eye. Clinical tests that identify ocular and visual information processing deficit as biomarkers. Alzheimers Dement, 10 (2), 251-261. 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.06.004
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36697
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Monica Acosta, Gus Grey, Julie Lim, Helen Danesh-Meyer

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M&HS BUILDING 502 - Bldg 502
Level 4, Room 401
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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