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Chan_Kevin Kevin C. Chan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
NeuroImaging Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
3025 East Carson Street, Room 159
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-624-1257
Email: Chan4074@pitt.edu
Fax: (412) 383-6799
Faculty Research Interests
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bullet point  Research Interests
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- Development and applications of new methods for non-invasively imaging neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, neuroplasticity and neuroregeneration in vision-related diseases and injuries to guide vision preservation and restoration.

- Structural-metabolic-functional brain relationships and eye-brain-behavior relationships in health and disease.

- Current major projects: (1) Glaucoma neuroimaging; (2) Sensory substitution neuroimaging; (3) Whole-eye transplantation imaging.

Upcoming Lectures:
http://www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu/2014/index.html

http://www.brightfocus.org/macular-glaucoma/news/rock-stars-vision-research-brightfocus-grantees-featured-arvo-hot

http://eye.hms.harvard.edu/alcon/symposium/2015
 
bullet point  Education
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2009-2010 Departments of Radiology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Fulbright Scholar

2006-2010 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
PhD in Biomedical Engineering / Medical Imaging (Li Ka Shing Prize for the best PhD thesis at the University)

2003-2006 Medical Engineering Programme, Faculties of Engineering and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
BEng in Medical Engineering (1st Class Honors)
 
bullet point  Academic Affiliation
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2013 present Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2013 present Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2013- present Faculty Member, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2011- present Faculty Member, Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2011- present Faculty Member, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2011- present Faculty Member, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh and
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2014- present Honorary Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

2011 2013 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2011 2013 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2010 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

2009 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Professional Services

2015- present Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) Emerging Vision Scientist

2012- present Deputy Editor (2013 -); Associate Editor (2012-2013), Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2015- present Associate Editor, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

2012- present Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods

2012- present Associate Editor, Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering

2012- present NIH Early Career Reviewer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institute of Health

2010 -present Junior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Teaching/ Research Mentorship

2014- present Faculty Instructor, 'Biology of Vision' (INTBP2100), University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University

2011- 2013 Faculty Instructor, Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (NIH R90DA023420 and T90DA022761)
 
bullet point  Publications
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http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1D0pvn0AAAAJ&hl=en

 
bullet point  Grants
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National Institutes of Health; United States Department of Defense; BrightFocus Foundation; Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Grant; Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh, PA; Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, NY; Aging Institute Pilot Seed Grant, University of Pittsburgh; Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Ocular Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Ophthalmology (OTERO), Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
 
bullet point  Lab Personnel
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- Matthew C. Murphy, PhD
(2013- Present: Postdoctoral Fellow; 2014-16 National Institutes of Health T32 training grant; 2014 ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Award for top 15% abstracts; 2014 ISMRM Educational Stipend Award)

- Yolandi van der Merwe, BEng
(2014- Present: Graduate Student; 2015 ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Award for top 3% abstracts; 2015 ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Awards for top 15% abstracts; 2015 ISMRM Educational Stipend Award)

- Xiaoling Yang, MD
(2014- Present: Research Specialist; 2015 ARVO Hot Topics for top 6% abstracts)

- Swarupa Kancherla, MD
(2011- Present: Resident/Medical Student)

- Cindy Y. Teng, BA
(2012- Present: Medical Student; 2015 ARVO Hot Topics for top 6% abstracts;2015 ARVO National Eye Institute award; 2013 National Institutes of Health T32 training grant; 2013 Stephen Phillips Award for Basic Science)

- Jesse D. Lawrence, BSc
(2012- Present: Medical Student; 2014 ARVO Foundation Murray and Jeanie Johnstone award for best glaucoma research; 2013 Dean's Merit Award for outstanding basic research)

- Jenny Liu
(2014- Present: Undergraduate Student)


Alumni:

- Ian Conner, MD, PhD
(2011-2013: Clinical Fellow; Current Position: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh)

- Tyler Pirkle
(2012-13: Undergraduate Student; 2013 Pitt BioE/Provost summer internship)

- Zaid Safiullah, BS
(2012-14: Undergraduate Student; 2014 ARVO National Eye Institute Award; 2013 Brackenridge Fellowship; Current Position: Postbaccalaureate at National Institute of Mental Health)

- Leon C. Ho, BEng
(2013-15: Visiting Graduate Student; 2015 ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Award for top 3% abstracts; 2014 ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Awards (x2) for top 15% abstracts; 2014&15 ISMRM Educational Stipend Award)


 
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