Graduate Students

Alex Müntz, BSc MSc
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: amuntz@uwaterloo.ca

Alex studied Optometry (BSc 2009 and MSc 2011) at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany. After having worked with the CCLR for six months in 2010, he returned in 2012 to commence a PhD. He is currently looking at tear flow dynamics under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones.

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Chau-Minh Phan, BSc MSc
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37009
Email: c2phan@uwaterloo.ca

Chau-Minh completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Waterloo, followed by an MA in Biochemistry, developing inhibitors for steroid sulfatase, one of the key enzymes in breast cancer. He is currently working on a PhD with Dr. Lyndon Jones, developing ocular drug delivery materials (contact lenses and nanoparticles) for antifungals.

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Han (Joanne) Qiao, BSc MSc
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36210
Email: h2qiao@uwaterloo.ca

Han graduated from McMaster University with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, where she explored the type-4 pili system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen in cystic fibrosis patients. She is currently working on a master’s degree with Dr. Lyndon Jones, investigating lipid localization on the contact lens.


Hendrik Walther, BSc MSc (Optom)
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37009
Email: hendrik.walther@uwaterloo.ca

Hendrik started his career in optometry as a optician in Germany – Leipzig, doing a apprenticeship (2002-2005). He later received a BSc (2009) and an MSc (2011) from the University of Applied Sciences Jena in optometry.  He is currently working on a Doctorate looking at ways to quantify lipid depositions onto various contact lens materials.

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Stephanie Wong, BA BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Graduate Student

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37009
Email: s99wong@uwaterloo.ca

Stephanie completed a BA in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. She also received an Optometry degree from City University, UK, in 2004 and qualified in 2005. She has worked as a hospital optometrist, in private practice and as the clinic manager at an independent research company. She is currently pursuing a MSc degree at the University of Waterloo investigating meibomian gland dysfunction under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones and Dr. Paul Murphy.