Manzar Ashtari

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Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
2nd floor - Wood Bldg. - Room 2115
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

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 June 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

Ashtari M, Cyckowski L, Zhang G, Cook P, Marshall K, Wellman J, Gee J, Vossough A, Shindler K, Maguire A, Bennette J: Retinal gene therapy may alter connectivity of visual pathyways. American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, Salt Lake City, Utah May 2013 Notes: Oral presentation.

Ashtari M, Cyckowski L, Chung D, Marshall K, Maguire A, Bennett J : Pre-surgical planning for retinal gene therapy using functional MRI. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL Nov-Dec 2012 Notes: Accepted for presentation.

Cyckowski L, Chung D, Marshall K, Shindler K, Maguire A, Bennett J, Ashtari M: fMRI of color stimuli in Leber congenital amaurosis and correlations with OCT. Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China June 2012 Notes: Oral or poster presentation.

Ashtari M, Cyckowski L, Marshall K, Chung D, Shindler K, Maguire A, Bennett J . : fMRI of phosphenes experienced by patients with Leber Ccongenital amaurosis (LCA). Human Brain Mapping 2012, Beijing, China June 2012 Notes: Oral or poster.

Ashtari M, Cyckowski L, Marshall K, Chung D, Maguire A, Shindler K, Bennett J: Human visual cortex response to retinal gene therapy re-administration. American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, Philadelphia, PA May 2012 Notes: Oral presentation in the planary session.

Ashtari M: Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Second Eye of 3 Adults. Medscape Medical News Feb 2012 Notes: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/758273

Ashtari, M: Gene therapy ‘gave me sight back’ The BBC News Website February 2012 Notes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16942795

Ashtari M: Blind-Busting Gene Therapy Works in Second Eye, Study Finds. Bloomberg Feb 2012 Notes: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-08/blindness-busting-gene-therapy-works-in-second-eye-u-s-researchers-say.html

Ashtari M: Sight Seen: Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Both Eyes. Scientific American website Feb 2012 Notes: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gene-therapy-blindness

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