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William Tuten


2014  PhD, Vision Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2009  OD, Optometry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2005  BA, Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Research Interests

Color vision; adaptive optics retinal imaging; perimetry

Selected Publications

(*denotes equal contribution)

Cooper, RF; Tuten, WS; Dubra, A; Brainard, DH; Morgan, JI (2017). Non-invasive assessment of human cone photoreceptor function. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(11), 5098-5112. (pdf)

Tuten, WS*; Harmening, WM*; Sabesan, R; Roorda, A; Sincich, LC (2017). Spatiochromatic interactions between individual cone photoreceptors in the human retina. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(39): 9498-9509. PMID: 28871030 (pdf)

Tu, JH; Foote, KG; Lujan, BJ; Ratnam, K; Qin, J; Gorin, MB; Cunningham, Jr., ET; Tuten, WS; Duncan, JL; Roorda, A (2017). Dysflective cones: Visual function and cone reflectivity in long-term follow-up of acute bilateral foveolitis. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 7, 14-19.

Sabesan, R*; Schmidt, BP*; Tuten, WS; Roorda, A (2016). The elementary representation of spatial and color vision in the human retina. Science Advances, 2, e1600797. PMID: 27652339 (pdf)

Bruce, KS; Harmening, WM; Langston, BR; Tuten, WS; Roorda, A; Sincich, LC (2015). Normal perceptual sensitivity arising from weakly reflecting cone photoreceptors. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 56(8): 4431-4438. PMID: 26193919 (pdf)

Wang, Q; Tuten, WS; Lujan, BJ; Holland, J; Bernstein, PS; Schwartz, SD; Duncan, JL; Roorda, A (2015). Adaptive optics microperimetry and OCT images in macular telangiectasia type 2 retinal lesions show preserved function and recovery of cone visibility. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 56(2): 778-786. PMID: 25587056 (pdf)

Harmening, WM*; Tuten, WS*; Roorda, A; Sincich, LC (2014). Mapping the perceptual grain of the human retina. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(16): 5667-5677. PMID: 24741057 (pdf)

Tuten, WS; Tiruveedhula, P; Roorda, A (2012). Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope-based microperimetry. Optometry and Vision Science. 89(5): 563-574. PMID: 22446720 (pdf)

Fischer, AJ; Scott, MA; Tuten, W (2009). Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling stimulates Muller glia to proliferate in acutely damaged chicken retina. Glia, 57(2):166–181. PMID: 18709648


Departments of Psychology & Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania