Suzanne M. J. Fleiszig, OD, PhD


  • University of Melbourne, BScOptom
  • University of Melbourne, Internship
  • University of Melbourne, PhD
  • Harvard Medical School, Postdoctoral

Research in Dr. Fleiszig’s laboratory focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial infection of the cornea. The long-term goals are to determine why patients who wear contact lenses are prone to infection and to develop novel preventative/therapeutic strategies based on the knowledge acquired. The approach being utilized is to work towards developing an understanding of how bacteria interact with the epithelial cells that line the surface of the cornea on which contact lenses are placed.