2009 Center for Vision Research Symposia

Cellular Mechanisms of Diabetic Eye Disease

Desmond Schatz (University of Florida Diabetes Center) “Introduction to Diabetes”

Ramakrishna Ratnakaram (University of Florida) “Introduction to Diabetic Eye Disease”

Marcus Fruttiger (University College London Institute of Ophthalmology) “Normal and Abnormal Angiogenesis in the Retina”

Ira Herman (Tufts University) “Pericytes and Pathological Angiogenesis: Insights and Opportunities”

Renu Kowluru (Wayne State University) “Why Can’t We Arrest the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy?”

Susanne Mohr (Case Western University) “The Role of Caspase-1/Interleukin-1b Signaling in Diabetic Retinopathy” 

Michael Boulton (University of Florida) “γ-Secretase: A Critical Regulator of Retinal Neovascularization” 

Maria Grant (University of Florida) “Endothelial Precursor Dysfunction in Pathogenesis of Early Diabetic Retinopathy”

Qiuhong Li (University of Florida) “Gene Therapy Approaches for Diabetic Retinopathy” 

Alan Stitt (Queen’s University Belfast) “Pathology of Diabetic Retinopathy – Mechanisms of Vaso-Degeneration and Potential for Reversal of Ischemia”

Manuela Bartoli (Medical College of Georgia) “Oxidation, Transcription Factors and Inflammation in Diabetic Retinopathy“

David Antonetti (Penn State College of Medicine) “Occludin Phosphorylation and Ubiquitination Regulate VEGF-Induced Vascular Permeabilty”

Elia Duh (Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University) “Induction of Transcription Factor MEF2C by VEGF”

Julia Busik (Michigan State University) “A Lipocentric View on Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling in Diabetic Retina and Retinal Cells” 

Alexander Ljubimov (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) “The Diabetic Cornea: From Markers to Therapy”