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Guest Lecturer – Lisa Scott, PhD.

Please join us for “Infant Visual Attention and Perceptual Learning: Insights from Measures of Brain and Behavior.”  On Tuesday January 28th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm in R5-265, Academic Research Building with Guest Speaker Lisa Scott, PhD., Professor of Psychology.

Guest Lecturer – Kari Basso, PhD.

Join us for: Kari Basso, Ph.D. Director and Scientist Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center University of Florida “Quantitative Lipidomics and Proteomics- A Systems Biology Approach to Understanding the Tear Film” Wednesday, December 11th 12:00 –…

Guest Lecturer – Claudio Punzo, PhD.

Join us for: Claudio Punzo, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Massachusetts Medical School “Aerobic Glycolysis in Retinal Diseases” Wednesday, October 16th 12:00 – 1:00 pm LG-101A, McKnight Brain Institute About the Punzo lab: The research focus…

Guest Lecturer – Patsy Nishina, PhD.

Join us for: Patsy Nishina, Ph.D. Professor Jackson Laboratories “Genetic Approaches to Understanding Ocular Diseases” Wednesday, May 22nd 12:00 – 1:00 pm C1-4, Communicore   About the Nishina Lab: Approximately 50 million people worldwide are blind…

Guest Lecturer – James Hurley, PhD.

Join us for: James Hurley, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry University of Washington “A Portrait of the Retina as a Metabolic Ecosystem” Wednesday, April 17th 2:00 – 3:00 pm C1-15, Communicore About the Hurley Lab: The…

Guest Lecturer – Susan Brockerhoff, PhD.

Join us for: Susan Brockerhoff, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry University of Washington “Calcium Dynamics and Photoreceptor Mitochondria” Wednesday, April 17th 10:00 – 11:00 am LG-101A, McKnight Brain Institute Auditorium About the Brockerhoff Lab: The…

Dr. Bill Hauswirth honored with the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award

Bill Hauswirth, the Rybaczki-Bullard Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, was  selected to receive the 2018 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award for his contribution towards developing the first successful gene therapy to cure an inherited human disease. The disease, Leber congenital amaurosis Type 2, or LCA 2, is caused by a…

Dr. Ildefonso received The Helen Juanita Reed Award for Macular Degeneration Research

Dr. Cris Ildefonso, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, is recognized by BrightFocus Foundation for innovative research in the field of macular degeneration BALTIMORE, MD—BrightFocus Foundation recognized five scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma research, awarding them grants named in honor of leaders in vision research and advocacy. The five…

Dr. Dinculescu goes to Washington!

Dr. Astra Dinculescu was selected to participate in the 2016 AEVR Emerging Vision Scientists Program on September 14-15 in Washington, D.C. She is one of the 22 final participants selected from across the United States to attend the events in Capitol Hill to advocate their science, and present the innovative aspects of…