Kevin Chuen-wing Chan, PhD

NeuroImaging and Visual Science Laboratory, Departments of Ophthalmology and Radiology, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, Center for Neural Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Chan is the Director of the Neuroimaging and Visual Science Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Radiology and Neuroscience at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses on developing and applying new, non-invasive methods for imaging neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, neuroprotection, neuroplasticity and neuroregeneration in vision-related diseases and injuries 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. At NYU, his team also combined the use of the MRI, optical coherence tomography and optokinetic assessments to determine the interplay between eye, brain and behavior in health and disease. Dr. Chan 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 an elected Junior Fellow of The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine since 2010, and a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar. In addition, He was selected by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) as a 2015 Emerging Vision Scientist. Dr. Cahn received the 2014 Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award, the 2013 & 2016 Bright Focus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Awards, the 2018 Research to Prevent Blindness/Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Research Collaborators Award, and the 2018 Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.