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Miss Stacy Littlechild 

Stacey Littlechild
Position:PhD Student

Telephone:+44(0)29 208 70202
Location:Room 3.13, Maindy Road

Research Overview

The cornea, which is the clear part of the eye located directly in front of the iris, is a highly organized tissue comprised of protein (mainly collagen), complex sugars (known as glycosaminoglycans), and other nutrients, such as water and oxygen. The specific organization of these collagen fibrils is essential to maintain the clarity of the tissue. I am specifically interested in how the glycosaminoglycans in the cornea interact with the surrounding collagen matrix to maintain the level of order necessary for light transmission.   


Teaching Overview

Demonstrator for first year optometry students in Ocular Anatomy and Physiology and Cells to Systems lab practicals.