2017 Research Panel Members
|Panel Member||Institution/Abstract Title
|Gregory Auner, Ph.D
||Wayne State University & Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Integration of Novel Electrode Geometries, Penetrating Arrays, and
Controlled Chemical Delivery into the Henry Ford Visual Prosthesis platform.
|Lauren Ayton, Ph.D||Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne, Australia
The Harmonization of Outcomes and Vision Endpoints in Vision Restoration Trials (HOVER) Taskforce
|Nick Barnes, Ph.D||Australian National University, Camberra, Australia
On the Effectiveness of Vision Processing Methods for Retinal Implants in
Simulation and Human Implant Trials
|Michael Beyeler, Ph.D.
||University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Reverse-Engineering Optimized Stimulation Protocols in Epiretinal Prosthesis Patients
|E. J. Chichilnisky, Ph.D
||Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Inferring the Neural Code in a Blind Retina
|Ethan Cohen, Ph.D
||Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US FDA, Silver Spring, MD
Electrode Insulation Thickness Plays a Significant Role in
Sensing Resistance Changes with Retinal Proximity.
|Robert Greenberg, MD, Ph.D.
||Second Sight Medical Products, Sylmar, CA
Updates on the Argus ll Retinal Prosthesis and Orion Visual Cortical System Studies
|Gislin Dagnelie, Ph.D
||Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Visual Prostheses with Higher Functionality - How About a Plan B?
|Patrick Degenaar, Ph.D
||Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
The Newcastle Optogenetic Visual Cortical Prosthesis
|Long-Sheng Fan, Ph.D.
||Iridium Medical Technology Company
A High-Density and Flexible Imaging Sensor Retinal Prosthesis- A Development Update
|Eduardo Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D.
||University Miguel Hernandez, Bioengineering Institute, Elche, Spain
Towards a Cortical Visual Neuroprosthesis for the Blind: CORTIVIS- Moran Approach
|Shelley Fried, Ph.D.
||Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Towards a Microcoil-Based Cortical Visual Prosthesis
|Bradley Greger, Ph.D.
||Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Evoking Visual Percepts with Epicortical Microstimulation of Primary Visual Cortex in Nonhuman Primates
|Maesoon Im, Ph.D.
||Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Network-mediated Responses of ON Ganglion Cells to Electric Stimulation Alter Over the Course of Retinal Degeneration
|Bryan Jones, Ph.D.
||Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Retinal Remodeling in Human Retinitis Pigmentosa and Age Related Macular Degeneration
|Denis Kuleshov and
Dmitry Polikanov, Ph.D.
Laboratory Sensor-Tech, Moscow, Russia
The Results of the First Retinal Prosthesis (Argus II) Operation in Russia and Ongoing Research in BCI, Neuroplasticity and Sensory Substitution for Deaf-Blind People with Artificial Vision
|Frank Lane, Ph.D.
||Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Recruitment and Screening for the Clinical Testing of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis System
|Yannick LeMer, M.D.
||Foundation Ophthalmologique, Paris, France
Surgical and First Behavioral Test Results from the Sub-Retinal PRIMA Wireless Chip Implantations
|Bernard P. Lepri, O.D., M.S., M.Ed.
||US FDA, Silver Spring, MD
Review and Update of Regulatory Pathways for Visual Prostheses
|Yossi Mandel, M.D., Ph.D.
||Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Hybrid Retinal Prosthesis: High-Resolution Electrode Array Integrated with Neurons for Restoration of Sight
|Daniel Palanker, Ph.D.
||Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Characteristics of Prosthetic Vision Mediated by Subretinal Photovoltaic Arrays
|John S. Pezaris, Ph.D.
||Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Learning to Read with a Simulated Thalamic Visual Prosthesis
|Daniel Rathbun, Ph.D.
||University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
Tickling the Retina: Spike Triggered Averaging in Retinal Prosthetics
|Joseph Rizzo, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Jongmo Seo, M.D., Ph.D||Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Artificial Retina Project: The Second Generation
|Mohit Shivdasani, Ph.D.
||Bionics Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Visual Cortex Responses to Multichannel Stimulation in Retinal Degeneration: Towards Current Focusing and Steering
|Gregg Suaning, Ph.D.
||University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Chronic Stability and Biological Impact of a Novel Suprachoroidal Visual Prosthesis to Complement Low Vision and Overcome Profound Blindness
|Yasuo Terasawa, Ph.D.
||Nidek Co., Ltd., Gamagori, Aichi, Japan
Update of Suprachorodial-Transretinal Stimulation (STS) Retinal Prosthesis: Efforts for the Practical Use and the Development of Next Generation Technology
|Philip Troyk, Ph.D.
||Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Il.
Intracortical Visual Prothesis (ICVP): The Clinical Trial
|Eberhart Zrenner, M.D.
||University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
Results of a Multicenter Trial with the New Electronic Subretinal Implant Alpha AMS in 15 Patients from Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRD)
|Alfred Stett, M.D.
||Retina Implant AG, Reutlingen, Germany
Functional Performance of the Subretinal Chip Alpha AMS
|Gunther Zeck, Ph.D.
||Univ of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
Single-Pixel Stimulation of Blind Rodent Retina Using a Subretinal Implant