Dr Sajjad Ahmad, MB BS, FRCOphth, PhD

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Clinical academic and consultant corneal surgeon with over 15 years’ experience in translating laboratory science into corneal therapies; including the development of a corneal stem cell therapy that has been used in two clinical trials for blinding corneal disease. Leader of an active laboratory research team and chief investigator for two first-in-human studies. 

Professor Conor Murphy, MMedSc FRCSI FRCOphth PhD

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology and a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Heads the Ocular Immunology Research Group at RCSI, which is investigating the epigenetics of ocular surface inflammation, uveitis and corneal transplant rejection. Member of the VISICORT consortium, an EU funded corneal transplantation research group.

Prof. Julie Daniels

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Leader in translational research on the use of stem cells for repair of the human ocular surface.  Founder and Director of the Cells for Sight Stem Cell Therapy Research Unit.



Tej Kohli Foundation

Investor and technologist focused on backing innovations that can improve human life.  Founder of the philanthropic Tej Kohli Foundation. Read more >

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Tej Kohli Foundation

Philanthropist focused on projects in communities that have been neglected, where interventions can combat a lack of education or healthcare. Read more >


The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts from the worlds of business, science, technology, ophthalmology and medicine. 


Each member of the Advisory Board brings a unique skill set and experience to ensure that the right funding decisions are made and that stories are shared to help surface new ideas and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. 


The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute is proudly supported by the Tej Kohli Foundation © 2020