Ethan Cohen

Research Biologist, Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. in  retinal neuroanatomy in 1987 at U. Penn. Med. School in the lab of Dr. Peter Sterling. After post-doctoral fellowships at UCLA and the Univ. of Minn. with Gordon Fain, and Robert Miller, he joined the faculty of the Ophthalmology Dept at Yale University in 1992. After a visiting professorship at Harvard University with Dr. John Dowling, he joined FDA in 2003.

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My medical device research focuses on projects that evaluate the safety and efficacy of cutting edge neuroprosthetic therapies for blindness. Our lab is currently developing novel methods of evaluating new electrical and optical stimulation therapies for retinal neurons, particularly using imaging methods of retinal tissue in real time.

  • Ethan Cohen
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Rm. 1204 WO62, White Oak Federal Res Ctr. 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20993
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Phone: (301) 796-2485
Email: ethan.cohen@fda.hhs.gov