Yannis M. Paulus, M.D., F.A.C.S, is an academic vitreoretinal surgeon and clinician scientist that loves applying biomedical engineering, optics, lasers, bio design, and nanoparticles to develop novel retinal imaging, therapeutics, and laser systems. He is the Helmut F. Stern Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Michigan, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Department of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Director of the Grand Blanc ACU. He completed his undergraduate in chemistry and physics at Harvard, medical school with a bioengineering scholarly concentration and ophthalmology residency at Stanford University, and surgical/medical vitreoretinal fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Paulus directs an active, multidisciplinary laboratory dedicated to improving the vision of patients suffering from eye diseases by developing novel retinal imaging and treatment systems including multimodal cellular and molecular imaging systems, nanotechnologies including micro and nanoneedles, and minimally traumatic retinal laser therapies. He has published over 160 peer reviewed publications in leading journals including Nature Communications, Nature Nanotechnology, Science Advances, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, and the Lancet, has started up 3 retinal start-ups, and has applied for 10 patents through the University of Michigan.