Dr. Feola is a Research Biologist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and a Research Scientist in the joint department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Feola received his bachelors in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on biomaterials. He then completed his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh examining the biomechanical properties of pelvic tissues at different points in pregnancy, postpartum and hormonal status (e.g. menopause). This work also encompassed characterizing the textile (e.g. pore size, area density etc.) and mechanical properties of the synthetic meshes used to surgically treat prolapse in the clinic. He was then invited as a Visiting Fellow at the KULeuven in Belgium and later awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue research in these areas. He then completed his post-doctoral training with Dr. Ross Ethier at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with NASA to study Spaceflight Associated Neuro- ocular Syndrome (SANS) – a major concern for astronauts during long-duration space missions that causes permanent changes in visual acuity. Recently he has worked with Dr. Machelle Pardue to assess visual and retinal structural changes in various disease models.
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- Research Biologist, Atlanta VA Center for Visual & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR)
- Research Scientist, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University