2011 Seminar Series

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: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)

Barry Rouse, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Lindsay Young Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
Department of Phatobiology
University of Tennessee
Immunity & Immunopathology to Infection: Some Factors that Influence the Outcome
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Auditorium (In collaboration with the Department of Pathology)

Alfred Sommer, M.D., MHS - Lecture 1
Professor
Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health,
and University Distinguished Service Professor
Johns Hopkins University
The Vitamin A Story: Back to the Future
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time:
6:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Auditorium

Alfred Sommer, M.D., MHS - Lecture 2
Professor
Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health,
and University Distinguished Service Professor
Johns Hopkins University
From Science to Policy - With Bruises Along the Way
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time:
10:00 a.m.
Location: WRB 4-136

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

Alan Stitt, Ph.D.
Center Director for Vision & Vascular Science, Professor
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Queen's University, Belfast
The role of the receptor for AGEs (RAGE) in retinopathies
Date: April 29, 2011
Time:
3:00 p.m.
Location: BRB 105

Rohit Varma, M.D. - Keynote Speaker at the Annual Symposium
Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Glaucoma Service, Ocular Epidemiology Center and the Clinical Trials Unit
USC Keck School of Medicine
Doheny Eye Institute
Talk: LALES (Los Angeles Latino Eye Study) and MEPEDS (Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study) - Lessons to Improve Prevention of Visual Impairment and Blindness in the United States
Date: June 17, 2011
Time:
1:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Auditorium

Natalie Afshari, M.D. - Keynote Speaker at the Annual Symposium
Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program
Duke
Genetics of Corneal Dystrophies and Gene Therapy in Cornea
Date: June 17 & 18, 2011
Time:
2:00 p.m. June 17th; 9:45 a.m., June 18th
Location: Wolstein Auditorium

John Penn, Ph.D.
Snyder Professor and Vice Chairman
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt University
Developing Therapies for Ocular Angiogenesis: Life in the Ranibizumab Era
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: BRB 105

Nikolai Artemyev, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
The University of Iowa
Compartmentalization and membrane dynamics of transducin and PDE6 in rod photoreceptors
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time:
2:00 p.m.
Location: Wood 428 (In collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry)

Vadim Arshavsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology
Duke University Eye Center
G protein signaling in photoreceptors
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Building, W331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)

Justine Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Pathogenic Mechanisms of Ocular Toxoplasmosis
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Auditorium (In collaboration with the Department of Pathology/Immunology)