Naveen Kumar Yadav

Graduate Student

Entering Class: 2009
Graduate Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kenneth J. Ciuffreda

Research Interest

I am currently studying for a PhD in Vision Sciences at the State University of New York, College of Optometry under the supervision of Dr. Kenneth J. Ciuffreda.   I'm involved in acquired brain injury (ABI) research, and I am interested in the clinical development of Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) protocol for the brain injury and attentional deficit population. Additionally, I plan to investigate the visual processes underlying the self-report of "poor depth perception" in acquired brain injury (TBI and CVA) using a variety of distance and near test of  binocular depth and distance perception.

Education

SUNY College of Optometry, PhD Vision Sciences, Present

School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Canada, MS Vision Sciences, 2008

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, BS, Ophthalmic Techniques, 2004

Ch. Charan Singh University, India, BS Biology, 2000

Publications

Almoqbel F.M, Yadav N.K, Leat S.J, Head L.M, Irving E.L. Effects of sweep VEP parameters on visual acuity and contrast threshold in children and adults. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2010

Yadav N.Kr, Almoqbel F.M, Head L.M, Irving E.L, Leat S.J. Threshold determination in sweep VEP and the effects of criterion. Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2009. 119: 109 – 121.

Leat S.J, Yadav N.K, Irving E.L. Development of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in children (Review). Journal of Optometry. 2009. 2: 19 – 26.

Ciuffreda K. J, Ydav N.K, Han E, Ludlam D.P, Peddle A, Hulse P, Walter S, Han J. Distance perception in mild a traumatic injury (mTBI). (Submitted).

Paper Presentations

  • Yadav N.K, Leat S.J, Irving E.L. 2007. Optimization of sweep VEP parameters. American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Tampa, Florida, USA.

  • Yadav N.K.2007. Optimization of sweep VEP to assess visual development in children. Graduate Research Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

  • Ciuffreda K. J, Yadav N.K, Han E, Ludlam D.P, Peddle A, Hulse P, Walter S, Han J. (2010). Distance perception in mild traumatic injury (mTBI). American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Sanfrancisco, CA USA.

Poster Presentations

  • Yadav N.K, Almoqbel F.M, Head L.M, Irving E.L, Leat S.J. 2007. The Optimization of regression line fitting and the effect of luminance and temporal frequency on sweep VEP threshold. British Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision Conference (BRISCEV), London, UK.

  • Head L.M, Almoqbel F.M, Yadav N.K, Leat S.J, Irving E.L. 2008. Parameters optimization of sweep Visually Evoked Potential in children and comparison to adults. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

  • Yadav N. K, Ludlam D.P, Ciuffreda K. J. Effect of different stimulus configuration on the visually evoked potential (VEP). 2011. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Research and Teaching Experience

  • January 2009-Present: Teaching assistant for Doctor of Optometry (OD) courses in Binocular Vision at SUNY, College of Optometry.

  • October 2008-July 2009: Research assistant for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) research project on Binocular Vision at the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill Vision Research, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

  • September 2008-October 2008: Research assistant for Progressive Addition Lens (PALS) study at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

  • June 2008-August 2008: Research assistant for sweep Visually Evoked Potentials (sVEP) study at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

  • September 2005-April 2008: Teaching assistant for Doctor of Optometry (OD) courses in Low Vision, Neurophysiology and Pediatric Optometry at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

Honors

  • 2011-ARVO Travel Fellowship, 2011

  • 2010: Travel Fellowship, American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

  • 2009-2010: State University of New York College of Optometry, Graduate Scholarship

  • 2007: University of Waterloo Travel Fellowship, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

  • 2005-2007: International Master’s Scholarship Award (IMSA), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

  • 2005-2006: University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

  • 2004: Best Optometry Student Award from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

  • 2004: Passed “International Academy of Contact Lens Educator (IACLE)” trial exam