Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is a largest and prestigious vision research conference conducted annually. This year’s conference was held in Louisiana, United States of America between 23rd to 27th April 2023. Ms. Krupa Mukkaragari, a Ph.D. scholar from Health Sciences (Optometry & Vision Sciences), School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad was awarded ARVO’s international travel grant and supported by the IoE’s travel grant to present her research paper. Ms. Mukkaragari presented her work titled “Synthesis and characterization of cysteine graphene oxide for antimicrobial studies” which received significant interest from the participants.