Miss Tasneem Khatib
Researcher Cambridge University
Dr Tasneem Khatib has been appointed as the Cambridge Eye Trust trainee representative. She qualified from the University of Oxford Medical School, is an Ophthalmology Specialty Registrar in the East of England, and is currently completing her doctorate in Clinical Neurosciences under Professor Keith Martin’s supervision at the Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge. She has previously worked at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford and was awarded the prestigious Royal College of Ophthalmologists Foulds Trophy for her work on retinal neurones. She hopes to build upon her previous experience to understand the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in glaucoma during her doctorate and is using gene therapy approaches to try to prevent or reverse glaucomatous damage. Her doctoral work so far has been awarded the 2016 European Vision and Eye Research Glaucoma Prize and the 2018 ARVO Glaucoma prize for members-in-training. She was one of 10 individuals selected internationally for ARVO’s Science Communication Fellowship and as part of this co-founded the Cambridge Eye Trust Peter Watson International Scholarship.
Her doctoral work so far has been awarded the 2016 European Vision and Eye Research Glaucoma Prize, the 2018 ARVO MIT Glaucoma prize and the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Glaucoma Prize.