Dr Chrysostomou obtained her doctoral studies on retinal degenerative disease at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2009. Her focus over the past 5 years has been to develop and lead a project investigating the impact of exercise on the aged retina and optic nerve, and its response to injury.
Dr Chrysostomou's key research aim is to understand the role of ageing in glaucoma and from this to develop new therapeutic targets. Her research uses rodent models of retinal injury and specializes in the techniques of electrophysiology to record retinal function, in combination with anatomical/biochemical analyses of retinal tissue such as immunocytochemistry, histology and protein/gene expression assays.
Upon completion of her studies, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Glaucoma Research Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Melbourne Australia until 2019.