Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series

vision science distinguished lecture series

Eye Institute | Medical College of Wisconsin | 2017 - 2018
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.

  • Lunch will be served at each lecture starting at 11:45 a.m.

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

  • Contact Dan Lipinski, MSc, DPhil, for more information.
    (414) 955-2062 or Email

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Anand Swaroop, PhD

September 25, 2017

Gene Networks Controlling Mouse and Human Retinal Development

Anand Swaroop, PhD

Senior Investigator and Chief
Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory (N-NRL)
National Eye Institute

Faculty Host: Daniel M. Lipinski, MSc, DPhil

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD

October 6, 2017

Challenges and Opportunities in Topical Ocular Drug Delivery

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Chemical Engineering and Clinical & Translational Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Faculty Host: Joseph Carroll, PhD

**Co-Sponsored by the Marquette University and MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering**

Alfredo A. Sandun, MD, PhD

November 20, 2017

Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy:  The High Maintenance Needs of Neurons

Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD

Flora L. Thornton Endowed Chair in Vision Research
Doheny Eye Institute

Faculty Host: Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD

Timothy S. Kern, PhD

March 12, 2018

Photoreceptors and the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy

Timothy S. Kern, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Ophthalmology
Case Western Reserve University

Faculty Host: Daniel M. Lipinski, MSc, DPhil

Janet Sparrow, PhD

April 16, 2018

Shedding Light on Visual Cycle Adducts

Janet Sparrow, PhD

Anthony Donn Professor of Ophthalmic Sciences
Department of Ophthalmology
Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Faculty Host: Joseph C. Besharse, PhD

Past Vision Science Distinguished Lectures

March 20, 2017

Robert Molday, PhD

Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases: Linking Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Approaches

February 20, 2017

Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD

Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Human Photoreceptor Diseases

January 23, 2017

Henry J. Kaplan, MD

Cone Photoreceptor Rescue in Retinitis Pigmentosa

December 5, 2016

Gabriel H. Travis, MD

New Mechanisms for Regeneration of Visual Chromophore

October 25, 2016

Maureen McCall, PhD

Direct & Network Influences of Glycinergic Receptor Subunit-Specific Inhibition and Retinal Ganglion Cell Visual Function

October 17, 2016

Robert MacLaren, DPhil, FRCOphth, FRCS

Genetic, Cell-Based and Electronic Treatments for Retinal Disease

April 21, 2016

Jim Handa, MD

Oxidative Stress, Innate Immunity and RPE Dysfunction

April 4, 2016

David M. Berson, PhD

The Architecture of Visual Reflexes

March 21, 2016

Maciej Wojtkowski, PhD

Dynamic Processes and Coherence Biomedical Imaging

February 29, 2016

David Troilo, PhD

Optical Treatments for Controlling Myopia Progression: Evidence from Experimental Models

September 28, 2015

Brandon Lujan, MD

OCT: Every Direction Counts

September 14, 2015

Shannon Boye, PhD

AAV-Mediated Retinal Gene Therapy: From Vector Development to Clinical Application

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

December 2, 2014

Terri Young, MD

Genomics and Biology of Myopia

November 17, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD

Mechanisms of Retinopathy of Prematurity

November 10, 2014

Robin Ali, PhD, FMedSci

Gene and Cell Therapy for Retinal Degeneration – Treatments in Sight

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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