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Biju Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
HMR 1333 San Pablo St., MMR 123 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5593

Publications

Vision Recovery and Connectivity by Fetal Retinal Sheet Transplantation in an Immunodeficient Retinal Degenerate Rat Model. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Jan 01; 58(1):614-630. View in: PubMed

Subretinal implantation of a monolayer of human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium: a feasibility and safety study in Yucatán minipigs. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug; 254(8):1553-65. View in: PubMed

Survival and Functionality of hESC-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells Cultured as a Monolayer on Polymer Substrates Transplanted in RCS Rats. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 May 1; 57(6):2877-87. View in: PubMed

Long-term evaluation of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy-like symptoms in rotenone administered rats. Neurosci Lett. 2015 Jan 12; 585:171-6. View in: PubMed

Subretinal implantation of retinal pigment epithelial cells derived from human embryonic stem cells: improved survival when implanted as a monolayer. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul; 54(7):5087-96. View in: PubMed

In vivo detection of hESC-RPE cells via confocal near-infrared fundus reflectance. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):380-4. View in: PubMed

A novel approach for subretinal implantation of ultrathin substrates containing stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium monolayer. Ophthalmic Res. 2012; 48(4):186-91. View in: PubMed

Modulatory influence of stimulus parameters on optokinetic head-tracking response. Neurosci Lett. 2010 Jul 26; 479(2):92-6. View in: PubMed

Successful amelioration of mitochondrial optic neuropathy using the yeast NDI1 gene in a rat animal model. PLoS One. 2010; 5(7):e11472. View in: PubMed

Retinal transplants restore visual responses: trans-synaptic tracing from visually responsive sites labels transplant neurons. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Jul; 28(1):208-20. View in: PubMed

BDNF-treated retinal progenitor sheets transplanted to degenerate rats: improved restoration of visual function. Exp Eye Res. 2008 Jan; 86(1):92-104. View in: PubMed

Structure and function of embryonic rat retinal sheet transplants. Curr Eye Res. 2007 Sep; 32(9):781-9. View in: PubMed

Revisiting nestin expression in retinal progenitor cells in vitro and after transplantation in vivo. Exp Eye Res. 2007 Jun; 84(6):1047-59. View in: PubMed

Behavioral evaluation of visual function of rats using a visual discrimination apparatus. J Neurosci Methods. 2007 May 15; 162(1-2):84-90. View in: PubMed

Visual functional effects of constant blue light in a retinal degenerate rat model. Photochem Photobiol. 2007 May-Jun; 83(3):759-65. View in: PubMed

Retinal transplants evaluated by optical coherence tomography in photoreceptor degenerate rats. J Neurosci Methods. 2006 Mar 15; 151(2):186-93. View in: PubMed

Retinal transplantation. A treatment strategy for retinal degenerative diseases. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2006; 572:367-76. View in: PubMed

Light response differences in the superior colliculus of albino and pigmented rats. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Sep 9; 385(2):143-7. View in: PubMed

Transsynaptic virus tracing from host brain to subretinal transplants. Eur J Neurosci. 2005 Jan; 21(1):161-72. View in: PubMed

Optokinetic test to evaluate visual acuity of each eye independently. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 Sep 30; 138(1-2):7-13. View in: PubMed

Superior colliculus responses to light - preserved by transplantation in a slow degeneration rat model. Exp Eye Res. 2004 Jul; 79(1):29-39. View in: PubMed

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