John Whalen, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHC4 6534 1450 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
Phone+1 323 865 0491
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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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    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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    1. Stimulation and Recording of the Hippocampus Using the Same Pt-Ir Coated Microelectrodes. Front Neurosci. 2021; 15:616063. Elyahoodayan S, Jiang W, Lee CD, Shao X, Weiland G, Whalen JJ, Petrossians A, Song D. PMID: 33716647; PMCID: PMC7943859.
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    2. Electrochemical and mechanical performance of reduced graphene oxide, conductive hydrogel, and electrodeposited Pt-Ir coated electrodes: an active in vitro study. J Neural Eng. 2019 12 23; 17(1):016015. Dalrymple AN, Huynh M, Robles UA, Marroquin JB, Lee CD, Petrossians A, Whalen JJ, Li D, Parkington HC, Forsythe JS, Green RA, Poole-Warren LA, Shepherd RK, Fallon JB. PMID: 31652427.
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    3. Electrodeposited platinum-iridium coating improves in vivo recording performance of chronically implanted microelectrode arrays. Biomaterials. 2019 06; 205:120-132. Cassar IR, Yu C, Sambangi J, Lee CD, Whalen JJ, Petrossians A, Grill WM. PMID: 30925400; PMCID: PMC6472919.
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    4. A reversible thermoresponsive sealant for temporary closure of ocular trauma. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Dec 06; 9(419). Bayat N, Zhang Y, Falabella P, Menefee R, Whalen JJ, Humayun MS, Thompson ME. PMID: 29212712.
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    5. Materials and fractal designs for 3D multifunctional integumentary membranes with capabilities in cardiac electrotherapy. Adv Mater. 2015 Mar 11; 27(10):1731-7. Xu L, Gutbrod SR, Ma Y, Petrossians A, Liu Y, Webb RC, Fan JA, Yang Z, Xu R, Whalen JJ, Weiland JD, Huang Y, Efimov IR, Rogers JA. PMID: 25641076; PMCID: PMC4527319.
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    6. Electrodeposition of platinum-iridium alloy nanowires for hermetic packaging of microelectronics. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:727-30. Petrossians A, Whalen JJ, Weiland JD, Mansfeld F. PMID: 23365995.
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    7. Surface modification of neural stimulating/recording electrodes with high surface area platinum-iridium alloy coatings. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:3001-4. Petrossians A, Whalen JJ, Weiland JD, Mansfeld F. PMID: 22254972.
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    8. The dependence of spectral impedance on disc microelectrode radius. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008 Apr; 55(4):1457-60. Ahuja AK, Behrend MR, Whalen JJ, Humayun MS, Weiland JD. PMID: 18390340; PMCID: PMC3345187.
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