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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Ophthalmic Biophysics Center

The Ophthalmic Biophysics Center (OBC) was established in 1970 under the tutelage of Bascom Palmer founder, Edward W.D. Norton, M.D. The center’s mission is to perform translational research benefiting patient eye care. In Dr. Norton’s view, this could be achieved best by transferring state of the art technology (optoelectromechanics, lasers, and polymer chemistry) to the clinical arena. Numerous inventions have been made by the scientists in the OBC, accomplished by working in symphony and with the cooperation of the clinical faculty.

Location

McKnight building, 1st and 2nd floors

Director

Jean-Marie Parel, Ph.D.
Training program affiliation: BME

Co-Director

Fabrice Manns, Ph.D.
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology
Training program affiliation: BME

Medical Co-Director

Francisco E. Fantes, M.D.
Training program affiliation: Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Investigators

Esdras Arrieta-Quintero, M.D.
Training program affiliation: BME

Associate Investigators

Fotios M. Andreopoulos, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery
Training program affiliation: BME

Peter J. Milne, Ph.D.
School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences