Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
I am the director of the Neuroimaging and Visual Science Laboratory at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. My laboratory focuses on developing and applying new, noninvasive methods for imaging degeneration, development, protection, plasticity, and regeneration in the visual system. We aim to better understand interactions among the eye, the brain, and behavior in health and disease in order to guide vision preservation and restoration.
I have over 15 years of experience in structural, metabolic, and functional imaging research of the eye and the brain in humans and animal models of glaucoma and other visual impairments.
I completed my doctoral studies in biomedical engineering (neuroimaging) at the University of Hong Kong and was awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize for the best PhD thesis. I am a junior fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) since 2010, and was a Fulbright scholar in 2009–10. I received the Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator award in 2014 and the BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research award in 2013, 2016 and 2019. In 2015 I was selected by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research as an emerging vision scientist. In 2018 I received the Research to Prevent Blindness/Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Research Collaborators award and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award. In 2019 I received the Thomas R. Lee Award for Glaucoma Research. In 2020 I received the Feldstein Medical Foundation Research Award.
I currently serve as the deputy editor of the neuroimaging section of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, associate editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience - Brain Imaging Methods section, associate editor of the biomedical imaging and image processing section for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and editorial board member of Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery and Neural Regeneration Research. I also serve as the vice-chair of the ISMRM Publications Committee (2018-2021), as well as a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee (2018-2021) and Publications Committee (2020-2023) of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
We have several ongoing projects in our lab:
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
PhD from University of Hong Kong
Scientific reports. 2019 Oct 02; 9(1):14168
Acta biomaterialia. 2019 Aug; 94:219-231
Progress in retinal & eye research. 2019 Jun 23; 100767
Neural regeneration research. 2019 Mar; 14(3):446-449
Journal of imaging. 2019 JAN; 5:?-?
Frontiers in neural circuits. 2019 May; 13:35
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. IOVS. 2018 06 01; 59(7):2987-2998