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Prof Alex Gentle



Associate Head Of School (T & L)


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Bachelor of Science, City University London, 1994
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales, 1999
Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Melbourne, 2007
Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, 2011

+61 3 522 72550


Fellow of the College of Optometrists

Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


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The M4 muscarinic antagonist MT-3 inhibits myopia in chick: evidence for site of action

Neville McBrien, Baskar Arumugam, Prof Alex Gentle, Anna Chow, Srujana Sahebjada

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 529-539, Ophthalmic & physiological optics, Oxford, Eng., C1-1


Myopia : why study the mechanisms of myopia? Novel approaches to risk factors Signaling eye growth- how could basic biology be translated into clinical insights? Where are genetic and proteomic approaches leading? How does visual function contribute to an

Elena Tarutta, Wei-han Chua, Terri Young, Ernst Goldschmidt, Seang-Mei Saw, Kathryn Rose, Earl Smith, Donald Mutti, Regan Ashby, Mr Richard Stone, Christine Wildsoet, Howard Howland, Andy Fischer, William Stell, Andreas Reichenbach, Michael Frost, Prof Alex Gentle, Xiaoying Zhu, Jody Summers-Rada, Veluchamy Barathi, Liqin Jiang, Sally McFadden, Jeremy Guggenheim, Chris Hammond, Ruth Schippert, Chi-Ho To, Jane Gwiazda, Susana Marcos, Michael Ambrose Collins, W. Neil Charman, Pablo Artal, Juan Tabernero, David Atchison, Anne Seidemann, Dietmar Uttenweiler, David Troilo, Thomas Norton, Josh Wallman

(2011), Vol. 88, pp. 404-447, Optometry and vision science, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1


Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase activity in the chick sclera and its effect on myopia development

Hsin-Hua Liu, Prof Alex Gentle, Andrew Jobling, Neville McBrien

(2010), Vol. 51, pp. 2865-2871, Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, Rockville, Md., C1-1


Expression of muscarinic receptor subtypes in tree shrew ocular tissues and their regulation during the development of myopia

Neville McBrien, Andrew Jobling, H Truong, C Cottriall, Prof Alex Gentle

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 464-475, Molecular vision: Biology and genetics in vision research, Atlanta, Ga., C1-1


Biomechanics of the sclera in myopia: Extracellular and cellular factors

Neville McBrien, Andrew Jobling, Prof Alex Gentle

(2009), Vol. 86, pp. 23-30, Optometry and vision science, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1


Myopia: Recent advances in molecular studies; Prevalence, progression and risk factors; Emmetropization; Therapies; Optical links; Peripheral refraction; Sclera and ocular growth; Signalling cascades; and animal models.

Neville McBrien, Terri Young, Calvin Pang, Chris Hammond, Paul N Baird, Seang-Mei Saw, Ian Morgan, Donald Mutti, Kathryn Rose, Josh Wallman, Prof Alex Gentle, Christine Wildsoet, Jane Gwiazda, Katrina Schmid, Earl Smith, David Troilo, Jody Summers-Rada, Thomas Norton, Frank Schaeffel, Pam Megaw, Roger Beuerman, Sally McFadden

(2009), Vol. 86, pp. 45-66, Optometry and vision science, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1


Retinal and choroidal TGF-β in the tree shrew model of myopia: Isoform expression, activation and effects on function

Andrew Jobling, Ran Wan, Prof Alex Gentle, Dr Bang Bui, Neville McBrien

(2009), Vol. 88, pp. 458-466, Experimental eye research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Regulation of scleral cell contraction by transforming growth factor-β and stress competing roles in myopic growth

Andrew Jobling, Prof Alex Gentle, Ravikanth Metlapally, Bryan McGowan, Neville McBrien

(2008), Vol. 284, pp. 2072-2079, Journal of biological chemistry, Manchester, Eng., C1-1