Keck School Faculty

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

A new immunodeficient retinal dystrophic rat model for transplantation studies using human-derived cells Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov; 256(11):2113-2125. . View in PubMed

A bioengineered retinal pigment epithelial monolayer for advanced, dry age-related macular degeneration Sci Transl Med. 2018 04 04; 10(435). . View in PubMed

Transplanted hESC-Derived Retina Organoid Sheets Differentiate, Integrate, and Improve Visual Function in Retinal Degenerate Rats Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 05 01; 59(6):2586-2603. . View in PubMed

Assessment of Safety and Functional Efficacy of Stem Cell-Based Therapeutic Approaches Using Retinal Degenerative Animal Models Stem Cells Int. 2017; 2017:9428176. . View in PubMed

Vision Recovery and Connectivity by Fetal Retinal Sheet Transplantation in an Immunodeficient Retinal Degenerate Rat Model Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 01 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):1553-1565. . 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 05 01; 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 26; 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 Jul 08; 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 transplantationA 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 09; 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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