PRESS RELEASE – Dr William Ngo OD PhD FAAO appointed Head of Biosciences

WATERLOO, Ontario, October 2, 2018— It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr William Ngo as Head of Biosciences at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), in the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dr Ngo received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Waterloo in 2011. He undertook his PhD (entitled “Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Dry Eye”) under the direction of Professor Lyndon Jones and Dr Sruthi Srinivasan at the University of Waterloo, graduating in October 2016. During this time he was a two-times American Academy of Optometry Foundation “Ezell Fellow” and was awarded the “Desmond Fonn Contact Lens Research” award. He was also awarded multiple grants from the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, under the supervision of Professor Jason Nichols.  Dr Ngo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. His research interests include the clinical diagnosis and management of dry eye disease, contact lens discomfort, tear film biology and chemistry, and the mechanisms of oxidative stress in meibomian gland disease. He has authored over 40 scientific papers, posters, abstracts and presentations in these areas.

Dr Ngo will join CORE upon completion of his PDF, in early 2019.

University Research Chair
Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science
Director, Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)