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Jasmina Kapetanovic

University of Oxford

Dr Jasmina Kapetanovic is a practising Consultant Ophthalmologist at Oxford Eye Hospital with expertise in retinal disease, genetics, and vitreoretinal surgery.

Kapetanovic also holds an academic appointment at Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at Oxford University via MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship where she leads the retinal disease Advanced Therapeutics Research Group. Kapetanovic’s group focuses on developing groundbreaking therapies for inherited and acquired retinal degeneration and robotic delivery approaches to treat blindness. Kapetanovic is a recipient of numerous awards for her work including the 2016 Ruskell Medal for best published paper in vision science in the UK, 2020 Excellence in Research Award, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and 2023 German Ophthalmic Surgery Society Keynote Lecture Award on Robotic Eye Surgery.

Kapetanovic graduated from Balliol College Oxford with top prizes and distinctions. She completed her specialty training in Ophthalmology in London and North-Western Deaneries as the UK’s first NIHR academic specialty trainee in Ophthalmology, achieving an MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, a PhD in Medicine (Gene Therapy and Optogenetics) and a Post-doctoral Fellowship in inherited eye disease from University of California, Berkeley. She then returned to Oxford for finishing school surgical fellowship under Professor MacLaren, gaining expertise in gene therapy and robotic surgery whilst pioneering multiple clinical trials. Kapetanovic now co-leads the BRC Surgical Innovation, Technology and Innovation Theme

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