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Thanasis Panorgias, MSc, PhD, FAAO

B.Sc. in Physics (University of Crete, Greece)
M.Sc. in Optics & Vision (University of Crete, Greece)
Ph.D. in Neuroscience (The University of Manchester, UK)

Tel: 617-587-5748

Research Interests

Aging, Electrophysiology (ERGs & VEPs), Color Vision, Psychophysics

Human electrophysiology serves to better understand the visual system and helps diagnose many pathological conditions. It has applications in clinical objective measurements of visual function as well as in correlating psychophysical studies with physiology. Color vision serves to decode the spectral information, carried in every natural scene, and plays a fundamental role in everyday life as many of our experiences and actions rely on it. The main goal of my research is to fully understand the visual mechanisms and offer better prognostics for today’s aging population, using psychophysics and human electrophysiology.


John Werner (University of California, Davis, USA)
Ian Murray (The University of Manchester, UK)
Neil Parry (Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK)
Frances Rucker (New England College of Optometry)
Kevin Houston (Schepens Eye Research institute)
Sotiris Plainis (University of Crete, Greece)

Master Students

Hilary Hamer (OD2017)
Julia Les (OD2018)

Professional Memberships

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
International Colour Vision Society (ICVS)
International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

Featured Publications

Park, S.S., Bauer,G., Abedi, M., Pontow, S., Panorgias, A., Jonnal, R.S., Zawadzki, R.J., Werner, J.S. & Nolta, J. Intravitreal Autologous Bone Marrow CD34+ Cell Therapy For Ischemic and Degenerative Retinal Disorders: Preliminary Phase 1 Clinical Trial Findings. IOVS IOVS-14-15415; published ahead of print December 9, 2014, doi:10.1167/iovs.14-15415

Zawadzki, R.J., Capps, A.G., Kim, D.Y., Panorgias, A., Stevenson, S.B., Hamann, B. & Werner, J.S. Progress on developing Adaptive Optics - Optical Coherence Tomography for in-vivo retinal imaging: monitoring and correction of eye motion artifacts. IEEE JSTQE, 20(2):7100912.

Panorgias, A., Zawadzki, R.J., Capps, A.G., Hunter,A.A. III, Morse, L.S. & Werner, J.S. (2013). Multimodal functional and structural assessment of geographic atrophy. Investigative Ophthalmology and vision Science, 54(6):4372- 84.

Panorgias A., Kulikowski, J.J., Parry, N.R.A., McKeefry D.J. & Murray, I.J. (2012). The phases of daylight and the stability of color perception in the peripheral retina. Journal of Vision, 12(3):1, 1-11.

Parry, N.R.A., Murray, I.J., Panorgias, A., McKeefry, D.J., Lee, B.B. & Kremers, J. (2012). Simultaneous chromatic and luminance human electroretinogram responses. Journal of Physiology, 590(13):3141-3154.

Murray, I.J., Parry, N.R.A., McKeefry, D.J. & Panorgias, A. (2012). Sex-related differences in peripheral human color vision: a color matching study. Journal of Vision, 12(1):18, 1-10.

Parry, N.R.A., Panorgias, A., McKeefry, D.J. & Murray, I.J. (2012). Real-word stimuli show perceived hue shifts in the peripheral visual field. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29: 96-101.

Kremers, J., Parry, N.R.A., Panorgias, A. & Murray, I.J. (2011). The influence of retinal illuminance of L- and M-cone driven electroretinograms, Visual Neuroscience, 28:129-135.

Panorgias, A., Parry, N.R.A., McKeefry, D.J., Kulikowski, J.J. & Murray, I.J.⇤ (2009). Nasal- temporal differences in cone-opponency in the near peripheral retina, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 29: 375-381.

Thanasis Research