Chief Investigator, Stimulation Strategy
Bionic Vision Australia
Dr Socrates Dokos is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His research has focused on the electrical and mechanical properties of excitable cells using experimental and mathematical modelling techniques.
Dr Dokos was promoted to the level of Chief Investigator on the Bionic Vision Australia project in 2011. To date, his work has led to the publication of over sixty papers and refereed proceedings in international journals and meetings.
Dr Dokos’ research interests include characterising the response of retinal neural tissue to electrical stimulation. He is currently coordinating a number of computational modeling projects within Bionic Vision Australia, including the development of finite-element continuum network models of electrical stimulation of healthy and degenerate retinas, as well as ionic modeling of retinal neuron action potentials using large scale parameter fits to multiple whole-cell patch-clamp data. He is also undertaking in-vitro experimentation to acquire data to validate the models, in order to accurately simulate the temporo-spatial dynamics of retinal neuron activation by bipolar electrode arrays.
BE (Hons) (UNSW), PhD (UNSW)