Mr Salim Ismail

BSc, MSc (1st Class Hons)

Biography

Salim Ismail gained a MSc (1st Class Honours) in Microbiology from the University of Canterbury.  He has worked in research positions at the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), Christchurch and University College London (UCL) in the UK prior to joining the University of Auckland where he now has expertise in cell and molecular biology of the cornea with research interests in characterizing ocular stem cells and their role in pathogenesis of corneal dystrophies.  Salim has published 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored 2 book chapters and won multiple imaging and video awards.

Research | Current

  • Stem cells
  • Vision research
  • Corneal dystrophies
  • Time lapse imaging
  • Cell labelling and tracking
  • Droplet digital PCR

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Wadhwa, H., Ismail, S., McGhee, J. J., Van der Werf, B., & Sherwin, T. (2020). Sphere-forming corneal cells repopulate dystrophic keratoconic stroma: Implications for potential therapy. World journal of stem cells, 12 (1), 35-54. 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i1.35
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bert van der Werf, Trevor Sherwin
  • Ganesalingam, K., Ismail, S., Sherwin, T., & Craig, J. P. (2019). Molecular evidence for the role of inflammation in dry eye disease. Clinical & experimental optometry, 102 (5), 446-454. 10.1111/cxo.12849
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer Craig
  • Ganesalingam, K., Ismail, S., Craig, J. P., & Sherwin, T. (2019). Use of a Purpose-Built Impression Cytology Device for Gene Expression Quantification at the Ocular Surface Using Quantitative PCR and Droplet Digital PCR. Cornea, 38 (1), 127-133. 10.1097/ico.0000000000001792
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer Craig
  • Sung, J., Wang, M. T. M., Lee, S. H., Cheung, I. M. Y., Ismail, S., Sherwin, T., & Craig, J. P. (2018). Randomized double-masked trial of eyelid cleansing treatments for blepharitis. The ocular surface, 16 (1), 77-83. 10.1016/j.jtos.2017.10.005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Craig, Trevor Sherwin, Michael Wang, Isabella Cheung
  • Craig, J. P., Sung, J., Wang, M. T. M., Cheung, I., Sherwin, T., & Ismail, S. (1/6/2017). Commercial lid cleanser outperforms baby shampoo for management of blepharitis in randomized, double-masked clinical trial. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, MD. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Craig, Trevor Sherwin, Michael Wang
  • Mathan, J. J., Ismail, S., McGhee, J. J., & Sherwin, T. (2017). Implantation of Human Peripheral Corneal Spheres into Cadaveric Human Corneal Tissue. BIO-PROTOCOL, 7 (14).10.21769/BioProtoc.2412
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer McGhee
  • Mathan, J. J., Ismail, S., McGhee, J. J., McGhee, C. N. J., & Sherwin, T. (2016). Sphere-forming cells from peripheral cornea demonstrate the ability to repopulate the ocular surface. Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 7 (1)10.1186/s13287-016-0339-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charles McGhee, Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer McGhee
  • Wilson, P. J., Mathan, J. J., McGhee, J. J., Ismail, S., Sherwin, T., & McGhee, C. N. J. (2016). Autologous Corneal Repair Using in-vitro Adult Stem Cell Expansion. Journal of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, 2 (1), 1-7. 10.15436/2741-0598.16.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer McGhee, Charles McGhee

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 4, Room 441
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand