James D. Weiland, PhD(he/him)

James D. Weiland, PhD(he/him)

Affiliated institution


Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Biomedical Engineering

BioElectronic Vision Lab

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Affiliated consortia

James Weiland received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1988. After four years in industry with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, he returned to Michigan for graduate school, earning degrees in Biomedical Engineering (M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 1997) and Electrical Engineering (M.S. 1995). He joined the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 as a postdoctoral fellow and, in 1999, was appointed Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Weiland was appointed Assistant Professor at the Doheny Eye Institute—University of Southern California, in 2001, and was promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering in 2013. In 2017, he was appointed Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Medical School) and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Weiland has over 100 peer-reviewed articles. His research interests include retinal prostheses, neural prostheses, electrode technology, visual evoked responses, implantable electrical systems, and wearable visual aids for the blind. He has worked closely with companies to translate his research findings and co-founded a neurotechnology start up. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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