John Brabyn

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Executive Director

It has been my honor to serve as The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute's Executive Director since 2011. Previously, I have also served as Director of our Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) and Principal Investigator of the Brabyn Lab. My research focused on addressing problems of blindness and visual impairment, particularly those that may be amenable to technological solutions. Projects in my laboratory have included the development and application of new tests for the assessment of functional vision, and studies of the problems and solutions of dual sensory loss. My research interests and approaches reflect my vision for the Institute, which combines multidisciplinary approaches and expertise across basic, clinical, and engineering/translational fields to address real-world challenges of those living with sensory loss, particularly vision.