2012- Present CTO of Optical Imaging Ltd [for early diagnosis and managing treatment of blinding diseases;
1991-Feb 2012: Director, the Grodetsky Center for Research of Higher Brain Functions. Weizmann Institute
2000-present: Foreign guest member at the Max Planck Institute for Medicine at Heidelberg
1998-2002: Guest staff member at the Frontier Research Program, Riken, Japan
1996-2002: Director, the Dominic Institute for Brain Research, the Weizmann Institute of Science
II. Research interests
Research topics: Information processing in the mammalian visual cortex; cortical functional architecture On-going neuronal activity, coding by neuronal cell assemblies, Microvascular responses to visual input in the living brain.
Innovations and use of novel optical methods for imaging and stimulation of neuronal activity (All- Optical neurophysiology.
Clinical applications of noninvasive functional-optical imaging to Neurosurgery and to early diagnosis and treatment monitoring of ophthalmic blinding diseases: imaging of the effect of photic stimulation on the human retina. Blood flow, high resolution angiography. Imaging brain diseases through the eye (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer, stroke etc., for risk analysis.
III. Biomedical contribution
Author of 7 patents on functional optical imaging. Founder & CTO of Optical Imaging Ltd. Inventor of the Retinal function Imager (RFI) for early diagnosis and targeted treatment which. The RFI is operating in hospitals in 10 countries (FDA-510k cleared).
IV. Honors & Prizes
1968: Prize for B.Sc., with distinction (awarded by Hebrew Univ.).
1970: Prize for M.Sc., with special distinction (awarded by Hebrew Univ.).
1973: Prize for Ph.D. with Distinction (The Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute).
1981: S. Zachs biannual prize for research during 1978-80 (The Weizmann Institute).
1982: E. and M. Elkes prize for outstanding young scientist Israel Center for Psychobiology)
1994: The Wolfson Foundation Center of Excellence
1994: Israel Science Foundation Center of Excellence (Ullman, Ahissar, Aertsen & Grinvald)
1995: The Teva Prize for Central Nervous System Research.
1996: The Norman and Helen Asher Professorial Chair in Brain Research.
1998: Guest staff member at the Frontier Research Program at Riken, Japan.
1998: Elected member of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
1999: The Wirsma Professorship (Caltech)
1999: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2000: The Koerber’s 2000 Europe Prize
2000: Elected as a foreign member of the Max Planck Society
2002: Guest staff member at the Frontier Research Program at Riken, Japan.
2003: The “Alice and Joseph Brooks International Lecture on the Neurosciences” at Harvard.
2004: The Dan David International Prize for Brain Research ($1M Prize)
2006: Elected member of the Neuroscience Institute in La Jolla, CA, USA
2006: The “Robert J. Terry Lecture” at Washington University School of Medicine.
2010: “Hot Topics” Opening lecture; the International society for optics and photonics (SPIE)
2011: Plenary guest lecture in the annual meeting of the Microcirculation Japanese Society
2015: Plenary lecture in the annual meeting of the Polish Society for Neuroscience
2017: Visiting Prof. at He University in Shenyang, China. In appreciation and recognition of outstanding contribution to ophthalmology
2017: “Pioneers in Neurophotonics” Special SPIE issue honoring Professor Amiram Grinvald
V. Publications Impact & Statistics: (GS 2018)
Number of citations: 24, 595
Number of publication in Science and Nature 14