Manzar Ashtari

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Instructor A of Ophthalmology
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT)
207A Anatomy-Chemistry Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (267) 426-5690
Fax: (215) 590-1345
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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Description of Itmat Expertise

Application of advanced functional and structural imaging to pediatric and adolescent population. Imaging application to clinical population to identify disease biomarkers.

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 2015 Notes: in press.

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.

Ashtari M, Cyckowsk L, Zhang G, Cook P, Marshall K, Gee J, Vossough A, Shindler K, Maguire A, Bennett J: The effect of retinal gene therapy on the brain's visual fibers. Human Brain Mapping, Seattle, WA Jun 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

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