Dr Wei Tong is a research fellow in the School of Physics, at The University of Melbourne and the National Vision Research Institute, at The Australian College of Optometry. She is holding a DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Fellowship from Australian Research Centre. Her research combines carbon materials and neurophysiology, aiming at developing advanced technologies for robust, high resolution neural stimulation and recording. Since 2012, she has been extensively involved in the development of a diamond-based retinal prosthesis, the Diamond Eye, for restoring high-quality vision to the blind. This development was started with Bionic Vision Australia, followed by an Australian-Canadian company, iBionics. Currently, she is working on several cutting-edge neural interfacing concepts and coordinating preclinical evaluation of the Carbon Cybernetics prototype, a small implant for epilepsy seizer prediction. She is a mother of two little boys. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
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