2014 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences
Zhichao holds the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry from the Queensland University of Technology.
The two year scholarship commencing in 2014 will enable Zhichao to complete his PhD developing novel functional and structural markers for age related macular degeneration (AMD). These markers will allow new therapies to be effectively trialled in the earliest stages of AMD prior to vision loss.
The research will be carried out at the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne.