John S. Pezaris

John S. Pezaris

Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience / Instructor
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2000

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.

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