Graduate Students

Susmita Bose, MSc
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: s3bose@uwaterloo.ca

Susmita completed her Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a major in Pharmaceutics in 2017 from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.  She completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy from West Bengal University of Technology, India. Currently she is pursuing a PhD degree under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Lakshman Subbaraman on bandage contact lenses for corneal epithelial wound healing.


Asiya Jabeen, BSOptom
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: ajabeen@uwaterloo.ca

Asiya completed her Bachelor’s degree in BSc Optometry in 2016, attending the Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry (affiliated to the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani), LVPEI, Hyderabad. She did a one-year Internship at L.V Prasad Eye institute in Hyderabad, India. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Lakshman Subbaraman on neuropeptides on the ocular surface.


Parisa Mirzapour, BSc(Hons)
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: pmirzapour@uwaterloo.ca

Parisa graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. During her undergraduate studies she completed her senior honours project at CORE, where she investigated the ability of various ophthalmic materials to deliver a sustained release of drug in vitro by demonstrating efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at CORE under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Lakshman Subbaraman, assessing the biocompatibility of ophthalmic materials.


Lori Pollit, BASc(Hons)
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: lmpollit@uwaterloo.ca

Lori Pollit completed her Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo in Nanotechnology Engineering. She completed eight month internships at both Harvard Medical School and the University of Toronto working as a research assistant in the field of biomedical engineering. She is currently pursuing a MSc degree at the University of Waterloo investigating gold nanoparticles to design a sensor to detect biofilms under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Frank Gu.


Stephanie Wong, BA BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37009
Email: s99wong@uwaterloo.ca

Stephanie completed a BA in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. She also received an Optometry degree from City University, UK, in 2004 and qualified in 2005. She has worked as a hospital optometrist, in private practice and as the clinic manager at an independent research company. She is currently pursuing a MSc degree at the University of Waterloo investigating meibomian gland dysfunction under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Paul Murphy.

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Alan Yee, MSc
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: a3yee@uwaterloo.ca

Alan completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at York University. During his time there he focused on neuroscience and vision related topics. He completed his Master of Science in Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Waterloo investigating the disinfecting properties of contact lens solutions under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Lakshman Subbaraman.