Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series

vision science distinguished lecture series

Eye Institute | Medical College of Wisconsin | 2014 - 2015

This lecture series is generously sponsored by the Louis D. and Eunice Conroy Caron Research Fund

  • All lectures are given at noon in the lower level conference room of the Eye Institute.

  • Refreshments will be served at each lecture.

  • Parking information and directions to the Eye Institute may be found by clicking the address.
    925 N. 87th Street Milwaukee, WI 53226

  • Contact Joseph Carroll, PhD, for more information.
    (414) 955-2052 or E-mail

  • Download lecture series document (PDF)

Robin Ali, PhD, FMedSci
November 10, 2014

Gene and Cell Therapy for Retinal Degeneration - Treatments in Sight

Robin Ali, PhD, FMedSci

Head of Department of Genetics
Professor of Human Molecular Genetics and Institute of Ophthalmology
University College London

Faculty Host: Joseph Carroll, PhD
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
November 17, 2014

Mechanisms of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Pediatric Retina
Moran Eye Center
University of Utah

Faculty Host: David V. Weinberg, MD
Terry Young, MD, MBA
December 2, 2014

Genomics and Biology of Myopia

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA

Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin Madison
School of Medicine and Public Health

Faculty Host: Brian Link, PhD
David M. Gamm, MD, PhD
January 19, 2015

Present and Future Applications of Human iPS Cell Technology

David M. Gamm, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute
Sandra Lemke Trout Chair in Eye Research
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Faculty Host: Joseph Carroll, PhD
Anita Agarwal, MD
February 13, 2015

Structure/Function Studies of Macular Dystrophies

Anita Agarwal, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Faculty Host: David V. Weinberg, MD
David Birch, PhD
March 9, 2015

Structure-Function Relationships in Inherited Retinal Degenerations

David Birch, PhD

Chief Scientific and Executive Officer, Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Faculty Host: Joseph Carroll, PhD

Past Vision Science Distinguished Lectures

March 9, 2015 | David Birch, PhD
Structure-Function Relationships in Inherited Retinal Degenerations

February 13, 2015 | Anita Agarwal, MD
Structure/Function Studies of Macular Dystrophies

January 19, 2015 | David M. Gamm, MD, PhD
Present and Future Applications of Human iPS Cell Technology

March 10, 2014 | Jeff Gross, PhD
Modeling Human Ocular Disorders in Zebrafish

February 10, 2014 | Austin Roorda, PhD
Testing Human Vision on a Cellular Scale

February 3, 2014 | David (Ted) Garway-Heath, FRCOphth
Understanding Visual Function Through Imaging

November 5, 2013 | Krystel Huxlin, PhD
What Can We Teach Damaged Adult Visual Systems To See? Insights From Recovered Vision In Cortical Blindness

October 14, 2013 | Stephen A. Burns, PhD
High Resolution Vascular Imaging in Diabetes and Hypertension

April 22, 2013 | Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Retinal Ganglion Cell Survival and Regeneration

January 10, 2013 | Richard Rosen, MD
Clinical Retinology in the Age of Expanded Imaging

December 10, 2012| Christine A. Curcio, PhD
Histopathology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Era of Multimodal Imaging

October 1, 2012 | Steven J. Fliesler, PhD
Retinal Degeneration and Cholesterol Deficiency: Insights from Experimental Studies

June 18, 2012 | Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD
Heavy metal in AMD: Iron Transport and Toxicity

May 21, 2012 | Jon H. Kaas, PhD
The Evolution of Multiple Visuomotor Networks in the Dorsal Visual Stream of Primates

March 8, 2012 | Steve C. Pflugfelder, MD
Tear Dysfunction and the Cornea

November 28, 2011 | Cynthia A. Toth, MD
Translational Research in Retinal OCT Imaging: Adapting to Clinical Needs

October 3, 2011 | Don Hood, PhD
Comparisons of Local Structural (Anatomical) and Functional (Behavioral) Damage in Patients with Diseases of the Retina or Ganglion Cell/Optic Nerve

May 9, 2011 | Jan Provis, PhD
Differential Gene Expression in the Primate Macula: What Does It Tell Us?

April 11, 2011 | Claude F. Burgoyne, MD
Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics and Susceptibility to Glaucomatous Damage

April 4, 2011 | David Fitzpatrick, PhD
Imaging Experience-Dependent Emergence of Functional Circuits in Visual Cortex

November 1, 2010 | Kang Zhang, MD, PhD
Genetics and Stem Cell Based Therapy for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma

September 13, 2010 | Richard Lang, PhD
Eyes, Kidneys, Macrophages, Angiogenesis, Wnts and VEGF (in Various Combinations)

April 12, 2010 | William Kimberling, PhD
Progress Towards Therapy for Deaf/Blindness

March 15, 2010 | Suzanne Fleiszig, OD, PhD
Pseudomonas Interactions with the Healthy Ocular Surface: A Cold War

September 28, 2009 | Marie E. Burns, PhD
Lessons from Photoreceptors: Deactivation of GPCR and G Proteins in Intact Cells

September 21, 2009 | Jacque L. Duncan, MD
High-Resolution Imaging in Retinal Degenerative Diseases

April 13, 2009 | Silvia C. Finnemann, PhD
Timing Is Everything: Integrin Receptor Signaling Controls Daily Clearance Phagocytosis in the Retina

March 9, 2009 | Simon W. M. John, PhD
The Genetics of Intraocular Pressure and Glaucoma

February 23, 2009 | Jim L. Funderburgh, PhD
Exploring the Potential for Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Corneal Blindness

November 3, 2008 | Art V. Cideciyan, PhD
Prerequisites for Successful Gene Augmentation Therapy in Retinal Degenerations

October 6, 2008 | John G. Flannery, PhD
Gene Transfer and Expression of Photoswitches Confers Light Sensitivity to Retinal Ganglion Cells

September 15, 2008 | Brian A. Wandell, PhD
Plasticity and Development in Human Visual Cortex

March 25, 2008 | James Jester, PhD
Cell Biology of Corneal Wound Healing

February 12, 2008 | Julie Schnapf, PhD
The Circuitry for Color Vision

November 27, 2007 | Austin Roorda, PhD
Measuring Form and Function in the Living Eye using Adaptive Optics

October 9, 2007 | Robert Marc, PhD
Retinal Remodeling in Inherited and Acquired Retinal Degenerations

September 25, 2007 | Alan Marmorstein, PhD
Bestrophin in Retinal Disease

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