Manzar Ashtari, Ph.D, DABR

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Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Department: Ophthalmology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT)
207A Anatomy-Chemistry Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 516-770-3132
Education:
BS (Physics)
Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 1974.
MS (Nuclear Engineering)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1977.
PhD (Nuclear Engineering)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1982.
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Selected Publications

Betancourt LM, Avants B, Farah MJ, Brodsky NL, Wu J, Ashtari M, Hurt H : Effect of socioeconomic status (SES) disparity on neural development in female African-American infants at age 1 month. Dev Sci Oct 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Ashtari M, Zhang H, Cook PA, Cyckowski LL, Shindler KS, Marshall KA, Aravand P, Vossough A, Gee JC, Maguire AM, Baker CI, Bn: Plasticity of the human visual system after retinal gene therapy in patients with Leber's congenital amaurosis. Sci Transl Med 7(296): 296ra110, Jul 2015.

Featured News: Technologies are allowing doctors to do what was once unheard of: Restore blind people’s sight. Now the real challenges begin. Nature International Weekly Journal of Science 513, Sep 2014 Notes: http://www.nature.com/news/curing-blindness-vision-quest-1.15875.

Jean Bennett, Manzar Ashtari, Kathleen Marshall, Daniel Chung, Alberto Auricchio, Francesca Simonelli, Bart Leroy, Junwei Sun, Kenneth Schindler, Albert Maguire: Response of the Visual Pathways in the Human Brain to Gene Therapy. ISER XXI Biennial Meeting, San Francisco, CA Jul 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

Manzar Ashtari, Amanda Viands, Kathleen Marshall, Kenneth Shindler, Albert Maguire, and Jean Bennett: Long-Lasting Vision Following One-Time Gene Therapy: Partnership of Brain and Retina Revealed By fMRI. 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy May 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

Manzar Ashtari, Gary Hui Zhang, Laura Cyckowski, Philip Cook, Amanda Viands, Kathleen Marshall, James Gee, Albert Maguire, Jean Bennett: Plasticity of the Human Visual Pathways Formed by Ocular Gene Therapy, Washington, DC. Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine May 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

J. Wu, M. Ashtari, L. M. Betancourt, N. L. Brodsky, J. Giannetta, J. Gee, H. Hurt, B. Avants: Cortical Parcellation for Neonatal Brains in MRI. 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, Canada May 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

J. Wu, M. Ashtari, L. M. Betancourt, N. L. Brodsky, J. Giannetta, J. Gee, H. Hurt, and B. Ava: Cortical Parcellation for Neonatal Brains in MRI. IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Beijing, China Apr-May 2014 Notes: Oral presentation.

Ashtari M, Cyckowski L,Yazdi AViands, AMarshall K,Bókkon I, Maguire A, Bennett J: fMRI of retina-originated phosphenes experienced by patients with Leber congenital amaurosis. PLoS One 9(1), Jan 2014 Notes: ecollection.

Simons Foundation: New technique map topography of autism brain connections. \{Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)} Aug 2013 Notes: https://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2013/new-technique-maps-topography-of-autism-brain-connections.

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