With a dual background in neuroscience (Caltech) and engineering (MIT) John runs a research laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Neurosurgery. The primary focus of the laboratory is to develop a device called a visual prosthesis that will restore sight to the blind. He is co-founder of the AREADNE Conferences, a biennial series of international meetings in neuroscience held in Santorini. During his Fulbright appointment (Spring 2017), he will be affiliated with the University of Athens where he will teach a course in brain-machine interfaces, and perform research to explore the long-term learning effects of using a simulated visual prosthesis. He will also participate in the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience efforts to promote neuroscience to the public, including lectures and meetings aimed at the general audience.
John S. Pezaris
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience / Instructor
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2000