James Weiland received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1988. After 4 years in industry with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, he returned to Michigan for graduate school, earning degrees in Biomedical Engineering (M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 1997) and Electrical Engineering (M.S. 1995). He joined the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 as a postdoctoral fellow and, in 1999, was appointed an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Weiland was appointed assistant professor at the Doheny Eye Institute-University of Southern California in 2001, and was promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering in 2013. In 2017, Dr. Weiland was appointed as Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan. Dr. Weiland has over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been PI on research grants from NIH, NSF, and DoD. Dr. Weiland’s research interests include retinal prostheses, neural prostheses, electrode technology, visual evoked responses, implantable electrical systems, and wearable visual aids for the blind. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE.