Brian Ballios, MD, PhD

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I received my undergraduate degree in engineering chemistry, with a focus on bioengineering and materials science. I have always been interested in the potential real-life applications of my engineering work, and this led me to undertake the MD/PhD Program at the University of Toronto. During my PhD studies, I worked to develop new approaches to the transplantation of stem cells and their progeny for the treatment of retinal degeneration. I continued this work in a post-doctoral capacity following the end of my PhD. I also completed my MD training, and am currently a resident physician in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. My goal is to continue to develop my research program as an ophthalmologist-scientist with a strong basic/translational research program, using clinical problems to inform my research. My interests lie at the intersection of retinal neurobiology and applied science, as related to stem cell biology and bioengineering.

First published on: July 14, 2016

Last modified on: December 02, 2022