The Visual Sciences Research Center (VSRC) was founded at Case Western Reserve University in 1996. The VSRC now comprises a multidisciplinary and comprehensive research program in vision and ophthalmology, with over 30 members in CWRU departments including Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Anatomy, Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Medicine, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Neurology, Neruosciences, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biophysics. VSRC scientists study basic and clinical aspects of the eye and involve three interdisciplinary research theme groups: Aging and Diabetes, Retinal Degeneration, and Ocular Immunology.
The mission of the Visual Sciences Research Center is to promote the study of basic and clinical problems of the eye and visual system that may lead to improvements in the prevention and treatment of major blinding disorders worldwide. Through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive research program in vision and ophthalmology involving both basic and clinical departments at Case Western Reserve University, the VSRC seeks to advance the visual sciences at the University and to promote its efforts to the scientific community.
The VSRC is supported by a National Eye Institute (NEI) funded P30 Core Grant (EY11373) and an NEI T32 Training Grant, both directed by Kris Palczewski. Click here to learn about the CORE Modules. Click here to learn more about the Visual Sciences Training Program.
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