2010 Seminar Series

Sundaresan Periasamy, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics
G. Venkataswamy Eye Research Institute
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India
Research at the Aravind Eye Institute toward Eliminating Blindess in India
Date: April 28, 2010
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: VSRC Conference Room, Institute Of Pathology 109A

Kang Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Human Genetics
University of California at San Diego
Genetic and Stem Cell Based Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Date: May 11, 2010
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331

Ilene Gipson, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
The Role of Membrane Tethered Mucins in Mucosal Epithelial Barrier Function
Date: May 21, 2010 at VSRC & May 22, 2010 at Resident Research Day
Time:
1:30 p.m. & 10:20 a.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331 & Biomedical Research Building Auditorium

Peter Campochiaro, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Mechanisms of Cone Cell Death in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Date: June 4, 2010 at the 12th Annual VSRC Symposium
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Research Building Auditorium

Lee Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Lab Medicine & Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
Alzheimer's Disease Molecular Pathology in the Lens - Pathway to Laser Diagnostics
Date: August 3, 2010
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Biomedical Research Building 105

Orson Moritz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of British Columbia
Mechanisms Underlying Exacerbation of Retinal Degeneration by Light Exposure in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Date: September 28, 2010
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331

J. Mark Petrash, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
Aldose Reductase as a Mediator of Diabetic Complications: A Focus on Eye Disease
Date: October 25, 2010
Time:
4:00 p.m.
Location: Robbins Building, E-501

Gerald B. Pier, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a major cause of microbial keratitis
Date: November 2, 2010
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Research Building Auditorium

Dusanka Deretic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology & Physiology
University of New Mexico
Ciliary Targeting of Sensory Receptors through the Cooperative Action of Arf and Rab GTPases
Date: November 16, 2010
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331

Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lipoproteins, Aging, and Age-related Maculopathy: the Oil Spill in Bruch's Membrane
Date: February 15, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331

Narsing Rao, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
AlphaA-crystallin ameliorates damage to photoreceptors from oxidative stress
Date: April 13, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Biomedical Research Building 105