Professor Trevor Sherwin

Biography

Trevor Sherwin gained a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in 1989.  He took up an academic position at the University of Manchester where he specialised in molecular parasitology.  Trevor moved to the Dept of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland in 1998, where he now specialises in cornea with research interests varying from cell reprogramming, ocular stem cells and corneal engineering to the pathogenesis of corneal dystrophies.  Trevor has published 80 papers in top ranking journals including the premier journals Nature, Science and Cell and has presented his work at many international venues including a prestigious open lecture at the Natural History Museum, London.  Trevor’s research has attracted over $ 5 million dollars in funding and has received over 2800 citations in the scientific literature.
 
Trevor also strives to maintain excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and focuses on the achievements of his research students who have gained high honours including ‘Best PhD thesis from the Faculty of Medical and Health Science’ ‘Vice-Chancellors Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis’, ‘Wallath Prize for Biomedical Science’, ‘HRC Career Development Award’ and the ‘Phyllis Paykel Memorial Scholarship’.

Research | Current

  • Stem cells
  • Cell reprogramming
  • Vision research
  • Tissue engineering
  • Corneal dystrophies

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Han, J. V., Patel, D. V., Wallace, H. B., Kim, B. Z., Sherwin, T., & McGhee, C. N. J. (2019). Auckland Cataract Study III: Refining Preoperative Assessment With Cataract Risk Stratification to Reduce Intraoperative Complications. American journal of ophthalmology, 200, 253-254. 10.1016/j.ajo.2019.01.013
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dipika Patel, Charles McGhee
  • 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: Jennifer Craig
  • Ganesalingam, K., Ismail, S., Sherwin, T., & Craig, J. P. (2019). Molecular evidence for the role of inflammation in dry eye disease. Clinical and Experimental Optometry10.1111/cxo.12849
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47182
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Craig
  • Han, J. V., Patel, D. V., Wallace, H. B., Kim, B. Z., Sherwin, T., & McGhee, C. N. J. (2019). Auckland Cataract Study III: Refining Preoperative Assessment With Cataract Risk Stratification to Reduce Intraoperative Complications. American journal of ophthalmology, 197, 114-120. 10.1016/j.ajo.2018.09.026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charles McGhee, Dipika Patel
  • Greene, C. A., Misra, S. L., Lee, H., McKelvie, J., Kapadia, K., McFarlane, R., ... Sherwin, T. (2018). The Sheep Cornea: Structural and Clinical Characteristics. Current eye research, 43 (12), 1432-1438. 10.1080/02713683.2018.1510970
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charles McGhee, Stuti Misra, Colin Green
  • Loh, I.-P., Fan Gaskin, J. C., Sherwin, T., & McGhee, C. N. J. (2018). Extreme Descemet's membrane rupture with hydrops in keratoconus: Clinical and histological manifestations. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 10, 271-275. 10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.04.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42473
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charles McGhee
  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41269
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Craig, Salim Ismail, Michael Wang, Isabella Cheung
  • Greene, C. A., Kuo, C., & Sherwin, T. (2017). Aberrant Patterns of Key Epithelial Basement Membrane Components in Keratoconus. Cornea, 36 (12), 1549-1555. 10.1097/ico.0000000000001393

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Contact details

Alternative contact

Yvonne Chan
Executive Assistant to Associate Deans

DDI 09 923 2402 (extn 82402)
assistant-assocdeans@auckland.ac.nz

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

Secondary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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