James Ver Hoeve, PhD

Position title: Senior Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Email: verhoeve@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-8962

2880 University Ave. #230
Madison, WI 53705

James Ver Hoeve, PhD

BA, 1972, William Patterson College
MS, 1979, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, 1982, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1982-1985, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
In addition to Dr. Ver Hoeve’s clinical interests in visual electrophysiology, he has been studying the effect of various neuroprotective strategies using non-invasive electroretinogram and cortical visual evoked potentials as outcome measures. A significant portion of his recent research has been devoted to validating new assessment methods in various species. He has active collaborations with the Veterinary School, including using electroretinography and cortical potentials to assess visual status in rats, cats, dogs and hawks with Dr. Chris Murphy. In collaboration with Dr. T. Michael Nork, Dr. Ver Hoeve’s lab has used the multifocal electroretinogram to assess outer retinal changes in experimental glaucoma. They are currently investigating the role that outer retinal ischemia may play in ganglion cell death in this disease.

Recently Dr. Ver Hoeve has become interested in the effects of near-infrared irradiation on wound healing in the retina using multifocal electroretinography and visual evoked potentials as outcome measures. Dr. Ver Hoeve also collaborates with Dr. Ian Duncan of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Aaron Field of Neuroradioloy, on ocular manifestations of demyelination. Dr. Ver Hoeve is a principal investigator on a recent $2 million dollar National Science Foundation grant with Hongrui Jiang, Chris Murphy, and John Brown to apply bioinspired visual system features in multi-camera imaging systems.

PubMed Listing of Publications