Dr. Michael Reber obtained his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from University Diderot, Paris (France). Subsequently, he worked as Research Associate in Dr. Greg Lemke's group at The Salk Institute in San Diego (USA) to study neuroscience. Since then, his research program has focused on the development of the visual system, particularly the formation of the network between the eye and the brain in normal conditions and in eye diseases. He obtained a position as a Scientist/Professor at the Institute for Health and Biomedical Research in Strasbourg, France. In 2018, Dr. Reber joined the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at the Krembil Research Institute (University Health Network) in Toronto to pursue his work on visual network formation and function.

Visual Network Formation and Function: From Basic Mechanisms to Behaviour

Our work focuses on three main aspects: (1) the characterization of the mechanisms controlling formation of connectivity within the visual system, (2) the analysis of the effects of neurodegenerative eye diseases on visual connectivity and (3) the development of visual rehabilitation methods for low-vision patients using virtual reality.

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Associate Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences (DOVS), University of Toronto
Cross-Appointed to the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) and Cell and Systems Biology (CSB), University of Toronto