To study the retinal code and make bionic vision better.
There are 40 ganglion cell types in the mouse retina.
How many are there in the human retina?
And how do we tap into them to cure blindness through bionic devices?
Come work with Dr. Daniel Rathbun in the Bionics and Vision lab at Henry Ford Hospital (Dept. Ophthalmology) in Detroit, Michigan. We apply the study of neural coding in the visual system to: 1) understanding how images are processed in the healthy and degenerating retina; 2) understanding how the retina responds to electrical stimulation; and 3) using this knowledge to advance bionic vision. At Henry Ford, we are establishing the world’s first electrophysiology laboratory dedicated to working with fresh human retinal tissue donated from ophthalmology patients.
You can expect a competitive 2-year contract, excellent benefits, academic affiliations with Wayne State University and the Kresge Eye Institute, and Detroit isn’t nearly as scary as you might have heard.
Please contact Dr. Daniel L. Rathbun to schedule a meeting during this conference or to submit your CV for consideration: email@example.com +1 313-587-0367
electrophysiology data collection, processing, and analysis
Daniel Rathbun, Ph. D. is a research scientist at Henry Ford, heading the Bionics and Vision Laboratory. He studies the language that the eye speaks to the brain to improve prosthetic vision devices. Such devices restore sight to patients blinded by retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.
Dr. Rathbun received degrees in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of California, Davis. He studied bionic vision for a decade in Germany under Professor Eberhart Zrenner, a legend in the field. There, he founded the Experimental Retinal Prosthetics Group at the University Eye Clinic of Tuebingen. In late 2018, Dr. Rathbun moved to Detroit to create the Bionics and Vision lab at Henry Ford.
Dr. Rathbun's research applies the study of neural coding in the visual system to: 1) understanding how images are processed in the healthy and degenerating retina; 2) understanding how the retina responds to electrical stimulation; and 3) using this knowledge to advance bionic vision. At Henry Ford, he is establishing the world's first electrophysiology laboratory dedicated to working with human retinal ti...ssue freshly donated by ophthalmology patients.
Bionics and Vision Lab Mission Statement:
To further our understanding of the neural code of human vision, in doing so, to realize the full potential of bionic vision, and to have great fun doing great science while we're at it!