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Professor Jonathan Stone

Professor Jonathan Stone

Professor Stone is currently Professor of Retinal and Cerebral Neurobiology at the University of Sydney. His research concerns the stability and degeneration of the retina and brain, in diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and dementia. Since April 2010, he has also been Director of the Bosch Institute at the University of Sydney, having served as Director of the Bosch Institute’s predecessor, the IBR from 2000-2003. He has served on the Institute's Board of Directors since 2003.

He began his research career in the field of visual neurophysiology in the Department of Physiology at the University of Sydney. This was followed by post-doctoral years abroad; 5 years at the John Curtin School of Medical Research as Research Fellow and 11 years at UNSW as successively Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor in the School of Anatomy before returning to the University of Sydney as Challis Professor of Anatomy (1987 - 2003). From 2003-2007 he served as Director of the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University.

His many contributions to vision research were recognised in 1984 by his election as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, of which he was Biological Secretary from 1986-1990. In April 2003, Professor Stone was awarded a Centenary Medal in recognition of his service to Australian society and science in developmental biology in 2001, the 100th anniversary of Federation. In 2004 he was awarded the Ludwig von Sallman Medal for Vision Research, by the International Society for Eye Research.

Professor Stone is Managing Trustee of the Fund and one of two Trustees designated to represent the University of Sydney