Kevin Chan, PhD

Dr. Chan is an assistant professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His laboratory focuses on developing and applying new methods for non-invasively imaging neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, neuroplasticity, and neuroregeneration in vision-related diseases and injuries in order to guide vision preservation and restoration. Dr. Chan has over 10 years of experience in structural, metabolic and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research in the eye and brain of humans and animal models of glaucoma and other visual impairments. He completed his 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 at the University. He is recently selected by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) as a 2015 Emerging Vision Scientist. In addition, he is a Junior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and a 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Chan received the BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Awards in 2013 and 2016, and the Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award in 2014. He is currently the deputy editor of the Neuroimaging section of Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, associate editor of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and editorial board member of Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods and Neural Regeneration Research.