Jason J. S. Barton

University of British Columbia, Canada

Jason J. S. Barton received his M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, BC, Canada and Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, ON, Canada. He did fellowships in neuroophthalmology at the University of Iowa and University of Toronto. He was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and founded the neuro-ophthalmology service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, before returning to the University of British Columbia in 2004 as a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Neurology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Psychology. He has received the Francis McNaughton Prize for clinical research from the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, the Young Investigator Award from the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, and the Norman Geschwind Prize for research in behavioural neurology from the American Academy of Neurology. His research focuses on object and face recognition, cerebral control of saccadic eye movements, and the neuropsychology of vision. He is the coordinator of the website of the Canadian Neuro-ophthalmology Group: www.neuroophthalmology.ca.

Biography Updated on 25 October 2009

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