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    John Whalen, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    AddressHC4 6534 1450 San Pablo Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033-6103
    Phone+1 323 865 0491
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      John J. Whalen, PhD, is a materials scientist and biomedical engineer with interest in applied research to develop novel materials technologies to address ocular and neurologic disorders. Currently his efforts are focused in three areas: 1) novel materials coatings for enhanced neurostimulation and sensing, 2) novel polymeric adhesive materials for addressing ocular trauma, and 3) non-drug based antibacterial thin films for preventing ocular infections and nosocomial infections.

      Prior to his appointment, Dr. Whalen served as an industry liaison for USC’s NSF-sponsored Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems (BMES) Engineering Research Center for four years, helping to bridge new biomedical research discoveries with industry through translational development programs. Before his role at BMES, Dr. Whalen was part of the early stage management team at Aspire Bariatrics, Inc., that advanced a Class-III implant device from prototype through US safety and feasibility studies and eventual European market approval in an accelerated, six-year time period.

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      The Johns Hopkins UniversityBS1998Biomedical Engineering
      The Johns Hopkins UniversityMS2000Materials Science and Engineering
      The Johns Hopkins UniversityPhD2004Materials Science and Engineering
      University of Southern CaliforniaPostdoctoral Fellowship2006Ophthalmology and Bioelectronics
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      2001Washington D.C. Chapter ARCS Award Fellow
      2003Washington D.C. Chapter ARCS Award Fellow
      NAEVR2015Emerging Vision Scientist Award

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      1. Xu L, Gutbrod SR, Ma Y, Petrossians A, Liu Y, Webb RC, Fan JA, Yang Z, Xu R, Whalen J, Weiland JD, Huang Y, Efimov IR, Rogers JA. Materials and fractal designs for 3D multifunctional integumentary membranes with capabilities in cardiac electrotherapy. Adv Mater. 2015 Mar 11; 27(10):1731-7. PMID: 25641076; PMCID: PMC4527319.
      2. Petrossians A, Whalen J, Weiland JD, Mansfeld F. Electrodeposition of platinum-iridium alloy nanowires for hermetic packaging of microelectronics. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:727-30. PMID: 23365995.
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      3. Petrossians A, Whalen J, Weiland JD, Mansfeld F. Surface modification of neural stimulating/recording electrodes with high surface area platinum-iridium alloy coatings. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:3001-4. PMID: 22254972.
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      4. Ahuja AK, Behrend MR, Whalen J, Humayun MS, Weiland JD. The dependence of spectral impedance on disc microelectrode radius. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008 Apr; 55(4):1457-60. PMID: 18390340; PMCID: PMC3345187.
      5. Cudkowicz ME, Sexton PM, Ellis T, Hayden DL, Gwilt PR, Whalen J, Brown RH. The pharmacokinetics and pharmaco-dynamics of Procysteine in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology. 1999 Apr 22; 52(7):1492-4. PMID: 10227642.
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