Department of Ophthalmology

Abbreviated CV

NAME  Yiannis Koutalos, Ph.D.

OFFICE ADDRESS   Dept. of Ophthalmology

PHONE  843-792-0065

                            Medical University of SC

FAX  843-792-1723

                            Storm Eye Institute

EMAIL  koutalo@musc.edu

                            Room 712
                            167 Ashley Avenue
                            Charleston, SC  29425

WEBSITE  http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/stormeye_research/koutalos/

EDUCATION

1979 - 1984

University of Athens, Greece; Diploma in Physics, 1984.

1982

Summer School of Nuclear Research Center "Democritos."

1984 - 1990

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D. in Biophysics, 1991.

1990 - 1992

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, M.D.

1997 - 1999

Graduate studies in Sociology; University of Colorado at Denver.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1992 - 1995

Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1995 - 2004

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

2002 - 2004

Member, Neuroscience Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

2004 - 2011

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (tenured 2011)

2005 - present

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

2011 - presentProfessor (tenured), Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Introductory Human Physiology

1984 - 1985

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Graduate teaching assistant.

Respiratory Physiology

1996 - 2004

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  Lecture to 1st year medical, physical therapy and dental students; and animal & computer labs on “acid-base balance” for 1st year medical students.

1998 - 2004

Colorado Rural Health Scholars Program.  Lecture to high school students.

2005

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  Visiting lecturer.

2008

Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.  Guest lecturer.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences

1999 - 2000;
and 2002

University of Colorado at Denver, Department of Sociology.  Lecture to juniors and seniors.

Introduction to Clinical Ethics

2006 - 2011

Medical University of South Carolina.  Small group instructor for 2nd year medical students.

2009 - 2011

Medical University of South Carolina.  Small group instructor for 3rd year medical students.

Health Care System Improvement

2009

Medical University of South Carolina.  Instructor and co-creator of elective online course for interprofessional students.

Transforming Healthcare for the Future

2010 - 2011

Medical University of South Carolina.  Instructor and co-creator for required online course for Interprofessional 1st year students.

Neuroscience Research Topics: Fluorescence Imaging

2009 - 2011

Medical University of South Carolina.  Mentor for Senior Research Project and Research Tutorial for College of Charleston physics students.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

2007 and
2009 - 2011

Medical University of South Carolina.  Laboratory observation and apprenticeship; mentor for summer laboratory research project for undergraduate students.

Special Topics: Photoreceptors, Retinoids & Age-Related Macular Degeneration

1996

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds.

2007

Medical College of Wisconsin.  Guest lecturer for “Ion Channels and Signal Transduction” course.

2008

Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.  Guest lecturer for special topic.

2008 - 2010

Medical University of South Carolina.  Taught “Receptors and Signaling” course.

2010

Medical University of South Carolina.  Taught “Unanswered Questions” course.

2011

College of Charleston.  Guest lecturer for “Physics and Medicine” course.

CLARION Interprofessional Team Case Competition

2010 - 2011

Medical University of South Carolina.  Faculty advisor for an interprofessional group of students conducting a root cause analysis of a sentinel event for the CLARION Competition.

EDITORIAL SERVICES

Journal Reviewer for: Biophysical Journal; Journal of Biological Chemistry; Journal of Neuroscience; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.; Journal of Physiology; Journal of General Physiology; Journal of Cell Science; Current Eye Research; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Visual Neuroscience; Vision Research; Molecular Vision; IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering; and Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

Textbook Reviewer for: Medical Physiology textbooks, Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

AWARDS and HONORS

1979 - 1983

Scholarship of the State Fellowship Foundation of Greece

1985 - present

Member, Honor society of Phi-Kappa-Phi

1988

Robert Emerson Memorial Grant Award, University of Illinois School of Life Sciences

1991 - 1992

Fight For Sight postdoctoral research fellowship

2003

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship

2003

Teaching Excellence Award, from First Year Medical Students, University of Colorado School of Medicine

2004

Teaching Excellence Award to entire Physiology Department, from First Year Medical Students, University of Colorado School of Medicine

2009 - 2010

One of the ten best teachers in the First Year Graduate Studies Curriculum, Medical University of South Carolina

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