UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Centro de Investigación en Óptica y Nanofísica, Edif. CIOyN
Campus de Espinardo 30100 – Murcia (Spain)
Phone: 868 88 8550
After an Engineering degree in Opto-Electronics (2005, ENSSAT, Lannion, France) and a Master degree in Lasers, Materials and Biomedical Optics (2006, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France), Lucie Sawides joined the Visual Optics and Biophotonics lab at the Institute of Optics of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC, in Madrid, to carry her predoctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Susana Marcos. She obtained her doctoral thesis in Vision Science in July 2013 from the University of Valladolid.
During her stay at the Institute of Optics, she helped developing a custom built Adaptive Optics (AO) system that allows to appropriately control the blur level of retinal images. She was involved in studying the effect of ocular aberrations on visual performance and investigated the neural adaptation process to the retinal degradation produced by ocular aberrations. This latest was done in collaboration with Prof. Michael Webster from the University of Nevada (Reno, USA) where she spent 4 months during 2008 and 2009.
In November 2013, and until August 2016, she joined, as a postdoctoral researcher, Stephen A Burns´ Lab in the School of Optometry in Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA) to study the cone photoreceptor mosaic in the living human retina with an Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO), in order to get a firm understanding on how the normal cones organize in normal healthy subjects and how they get impaired with diseases, e.g. in diabetic patients.
In September 2016, she joined Pablo Artal´s Lab, in the University of Murcia, as a postdoctoral researcher.