Research MobileDx 2010 – pres.
Iphone and mobile app developments for ophthalmology. Developed Eyephotobill for billing external photos on the iphone.
Vuzix 2007 – pres.
PowerVision 2007 – pres.
Clinical investigator and clinical director of development for video enhanced eyewear for patients with low vision. Director of clinical trials.
Private Practice Ophtamology 2005 –2007
Consultant for the development of accommodating intraocular lenses. Surgical consultant for implantation and lens development.
Medical Director of Advanced Diagnostics and Technology
Clinical investigator for the FDA Phase 3 trial of surgical correction of presbyopia using scleral expansion bands; Wavefront spectacle correction of aberrations from epiretinal membranes, macular degeneration and post-op lasik patients; Neurotransmitter based prosthesis for eyelid reanimation.
Stanford University 2000 -2005
Director of Ophthalmic Tissue Engineering and Retinal Prosthesis Laboratory
Department of Ophthalmology; Development of The Artificial Synapse Chip: A Neural Interface to the Visual System; Prosthetic Electronic Retina for the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD); Pigment Epithelial Cell Transplantation Strategies for AMD; Novel Tissue Engineering Strategies using Microfabrication; Use of Microanalytical Chemistry, Microfluidics and Surface Science for the Treatment of AMD.
Stanford University 1996 - 1997
Post Doctoral Research
Regenerating Retinal Ganglion Cells on a Chip; The Role of Neurotrophic Factors. Dr. Ben Barres
Caliper Technologies 1996 -1997
Laboratory on a Chip: Micromachined Capillary
Electrophoresis (CE) Chip Arrays to Screen for Novel Protease Inhibitors; PCR on a Chip; Microfluidics
Stanford University 1990 -1995
Neurochemical Analysis at the Single-Cell Level Using Capillary Electrophoresis with Cell-Receptor Biosensors and Laser Detection: Dr. Richard N. Zare, Dr. Richard H. Scheller
Penn State University 1988 - 1990
Undergraduate Honors Thesis
The Effect of Anodic Surface Treatment on the Oxidation of Catechols at Ultrasmall Carbon Ring Electrodes.
Honors Research with Dr. Andrew G. Ewing
Merck Sharp and Dohme 1989
Analysis and Purification of Hepatitis B Vaccine Internship in Biochemical Process R&D with Dr. Gene Wampler
U.S. Department of Agriculture 1987
Biophysical Analysis of Peach Pectin. Research with Dr. Marshall L. Fishman
|Bio-X Grant for Artificial Synapse Chip, Stanford University ||2000 - 2005|
|MacKenzie Fellowship in Medicine ||1998 - 2000 |
|Medical Scholar’s Research Fellowship, Stanford Medical School ||1996 |
|W.R. Grace Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry ||1993 - 1994 |
|Travel Award: International Conference on High Performance CE ||1993 |
|National Science Foundation Fellowship, Honorable Mention ||1991 |
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, Honorable Mention ||1991 |
|ONR Fellowship, Honorable Mention ||1991 |
|Valedictorian, Department of Chemistry, Penn State University ||1990 |
|I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Award ||1990 |
National ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry
American Microchemical Society Award, National Chemistry Award
Fleming-Meyer Award in Analytical Chemistry
|Phi Beta Kappa ||1989 - 1990 |
|Phi Lambda Upsilon Award for Excellence in Chemistry ||1990 |
|Evan Pugh Scholar ||1989 - 1990 |
|Phi Kappa Phi ||1989 |
|Senate Faculty Scholarship, Academic Excellence(Seniors w/ GPA > 3.96) ||1987 |
|President's Freshman Award (Freshman with 4.0 GPA in first term) ||1987 |