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 Deaf-Blind Support Foundation Connection, 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
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
Recent Developments for the Bionic Eye Visual Prosthesis

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


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