Senior Administration Team

Bonnie Boshart, BBA
Manager, Research Contracts & IP

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.31248
Email: boshart@uwaterloo.ca

From 1986 to 1992 Bonnie worked as a support staff member at the School of Optometry. In 1992 Bonnie resigned her full-time position to resume her studies and in 1996 obtained her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. In April 2000 Bonnie returned to Optometry and currently holds the position of Manager, Research Contracts & IP with the Centre for Ocular Research & Education.


Diane Bandura
CORE Administrator

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.35002
Email: dcleasby@uwaterloo.ca

Diane worked as an optometric assistant in private practice for ten years. She was hired as a research assistant by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education in 1989, and currently holds the position of Administrator.


Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO
CORE Director

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.35030
Email: lwjones@uwaterloo.ca

Lyndon Jones is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo. He is also cross-appointed to the Departments of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and an Adjunct Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at McMaster University, Ontario. He graduated in Optometry from the University of Wales in 1985 and gained his PhD from the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1998. He is a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the current Chair of the Research Committee of the AAO. His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment. He has authored over 250 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 600 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 30 countries.

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Sruthi Srinivasan, PhD, BS Optom, FAAO
Clinical Research Manager
Research Assistant Professor

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37311
Email: s2sriniv@uwaterloo.ca

Sruthi is a Senior Clinical Scientist, Clinical Research Manager and a Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education. With over 15 years of experience in the field of dry eye research, she is actively involved in various clinical trials conducted at CORE.  Her research interests include meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye disease and contact lens discomfort. She collaborates with dry eye experts around the world and has published over 30 peer reviewed articles, over 70 professional articles, two book chapters and has lectured in several countries around the world. She is a recipient of the American Optometric Foundation’s prestigious William Ezell Fellowship, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of both the International Society for Contact Lens Research and the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS). Sruthi has contributed to the TFOS Contact Lens Discomfort Workshop (TFOS DEWS) and the TFOS DEWS2 workshop and she was recently named a Canadian TFOS Ambassador. She is currently serving as a member of the American Academy of Optometry’s Scientific Program Committee. She also serves as a referee for several Ophthalmology & Optometry journals.

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Lakshman Subbaraman, PhD, BSOptom
Head of BioSciences
Research Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.36547
Email: lakshman.subbaraman@uwaterloo.ca

Lakshman is a Research Associate Professor, Senior Clinical Scientist and the Head of Biological Sciences at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed and professional articles in the areas of contact lens discomfort, tear film biochemistry & ophthalmic biomaterials and has presented at numerous conferences in twelve different countries. He is a two-time recipient of the American Optometric Foundation’s prestigious William Ezell Fellowship. He serves as a member of the American Academy of Optometry’s Research Committee, is on the editorial board of British Contact Lens Association’s peer-reviewed journal, Contact Lens & Anterior Eye and is a topical editor for the journal Optometry & Vision Science. He also serves as a referee for several Ophthalmology & Optometry journals and international research granting agencies. Lakshman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society and the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology.

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Jill WoodsJill Woods, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA
Clinical Research Manager
Senior Clinical Scientist

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.36743
Email: jwoods@uwaterloo.ca

Jill completed her degree in Optometry & Vision Science at The City University, London, UK in 1984. She owned her own private optometry practice in London, 1986 -1992. At this time she also worked in a low vision unit at a local hospital, provided clinical teaching at The City University and both practiced and taught at the London Refraction Hospital, now known as the Institute of Optometry, on a voluntary basis. In 1992 she moved to Manchester working in several general optometry practices and also taught contact lenses in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at UMIST. In 1999 she moved to Melbourne, Australia, becoming involved in clinical contact lens research as well as managing the general optometry practice. Jill joined the CORE team as a Clinical Scientist in 2005 and was appointed Clinical Research Manager in 2013.

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