Slain USC Professor Bosco Tjan Was an Expert in Vision Loss Research

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Bosco Tjan, the USC professor fatally stabbed Friday on campus, was an expert in peripheral vision loss who worked at the university for 15 years and served as  co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center.

Bosco Tjan is shown in a USC faculty photo. (Credit: University of Southern California)

Bosco Tjan is shown in a USC faculty photo. (Credit: University of Southern California)

Tjan was a professor of psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. According to a USC website, his laboratory was devoted to studying the “human visual system to address basic and translational questions pertaining to vision loss, restoration, and rehabilitation.”

The Los Angeles police said that Tjan was fatally stabbed in the chest, allegedly by a student who was taken into custody. Tjan’s body was inside the Seeley G. Mudd Building in the southwest corner of campus.

The student’s name has not been released, and police have provided few details about what happened.

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