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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Jean-Marie A. Parel, Ph.D., Ing. ETS-G

General Information

Jean-Marie A. Parel, Ph.D., Ing. ETS-G


  • English

Academic Title

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Secondary Appointment in Biomedical Engineering
  • The Henri and Flore Lesieur Chair in Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Development of novel polymers, laser systems and devices for advanced ophthalmic diagnostics, therapy and surgery and the study of optical and mechanical properties of ocular tissues and function

The Ophthalmic Biophysics Center (OBC) was created in 1970 by Bascom Palmer's founding director Dr. Edward Norton and Dr. Parel. The lab has a long history of innovative research, which has advanced the management of ophthalmic disease, starting with the inception of vitrectomy.

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College Moderne

Geneva, Switzerland

Ph. D.
Universite de Paris

Paris, France