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William Seiple, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Seiple received his doctorate in Ecology from the University of Illinois. He then completed post-doctoral training in electrophysiology of vision at Northeastern University. He currently holds the positions of Vice President of Research at the Lighthouse Guild in New York, Professor at New York University School of Medicine, and Invited Professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. Dr. Seiple has published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. His current research is focused on how retinal diseases impact eye movement control and visual function. He also is exploring the efficacy of a sensory substitution device, BrainPort, for completely blind individuals. His work is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.