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 to guide vision preservation and restoration.
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 and a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar. In addition, he is a recipient of the 2014 Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award and the 2013 and 2016 BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Award.
Dr. Chan 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.
Dr. Chan’s research interests include: