E.J. Chichilnisky

E.J. Jose Chichilnisky

Professor, Neurosurgery
Professor, Ophthalmology
Professor (By courtesy), Electrical Engineering
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
A.B., Princeton University, Mathematics (1985)
M.Sc., Stanford University, Mathematics (1992)
Ph.D., Stanford University, Neuroscience (1995)
E.J. Chichilnisky is the John R. Adler Professor of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Ophthalmology, at Stanford University, where he has worked since 2013. Previously, he worked at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies for 15 years. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from Princeton University, and his M.S. in mathematics and Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University. His research has focused on understanding the spatiotemporal patterns of electrical activity in the retina that convey visual information to the brain, and their origins in retinal circuitry, using large-scale multi-electrode recordings. His ongoing work now focuses on using basic science knowledge along with electrical stimulation to develop a novel high-fidelity artificial retina for treating incurable blindness.