VSRC Speaker Series

Kirill Martemyanov, PhD

Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute
Molecular organization of the photoreceptor synapse
Date: Tuesday April 13, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Janet Sparrow PhD

Janet Sparrow, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmic Science, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University
Shedding light on Vitamin A aldehyde-adducts
Date: Tuesday October 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Virtual Meeting (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Vladimir Kefalov, PhD

Vladimir Kefalov, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Washington University
Cellular signaling by a single opsin molecule
Date: Tuesday January 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wood 331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, PhD

Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania
Relationship between RPE lipid homeostasis and metabolic synergy with the neural retina
Date: Tuesday November 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wood 331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Xin Duan, PhD

Xin Duan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California San Francisco
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Visual Circuit Wiring
Date: Thursday October 31, 2019
Time: 12:10 p.m. 
Location: BRB 105 (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


Carol Mason, PhD

Carol Mason, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Cell, and Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Science
Columbia University
Wiring the Embryonic Eye to the Brain for Binocular Vision
Date: Thursday May 9, 2019
Time: 12:10 p.m. 
Location: BRB 105 (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


Manuela Bartoli, PhD

Manuela Bartoli, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Augusta University
Monosodium urate and epigenetic regulation of sterile inflammation in the diabetic retina
Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wolstein Research Building Auditorium (In Collaboration with the Department of Pathology)


Thomas A. Reh, PhD

Thomas A. Reh, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Regeneration of functional neurons in the adult mammalian retina
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wood 331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Lois Smith, PhD

Lois Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Improving lipid/glucose metabolism in retinopathy:  FGF21
Date: Tuesday December 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wolstein Research Building Auditorium (In Collaboration with the Department of Pathology)


Cheryl Craft, PhD

Cheryl M. Craft, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Integrative Anatomical Sciences
University of Southern California
Somewhere over the rainbow…Protecting photoreceptors to maintain high acuity vision
Date: Tuesday November 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wood 331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Joshua Sanes, PhD

Joshua Sanes, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University 
Assembling Retinal Circuits: Cell and Synapses
Date: Friday October 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Wolstein Research Building Auditorium (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


Richard Kramer, PhD

Richard Kramer, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Berkeley 
Re-inventing phototransduction in the blind retina with ion channel photoswitches
Date: Friday May 25, 2018
Time: 12:10 p.m. 
Location: BRB 105 (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


Andrew Huberman, PhD

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology
Stanford University  
Brain Circuits Combining Visual Perception with Internal States, to Define Action to Threats
Date: Thursday May 17, 2018
Time: 12:10 p.m. 
Location: BRB 105 (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


Catherine Bowes Rickman, Ph.D.

Catherine Bowes Rickman, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology, Eye Research, and Cell Biology
Duke University  
Complement Dysregulation and Complement Immunotherapy in AMD
Date: Tuesday April 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Wood 331 (In Collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


Michael P. Fautsch, Ph.D.

Michael Fautsch, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic  
Development of a novel therapeutic to treat glaucoma
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. 
Location: Rainbow Amphitheater (Grand Rounds)

 


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Barry Willardson, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brigham Young University
Chaperone-mediated assembly of cell signaling complexes
Date: Tuesday December 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood 331 (In Collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)


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Wallace B. Thoreson, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center
How do photoreceptors sustain synaptic release in darkness
Date: Thursday September 21, 2017
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: BRB 105 (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


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Lloyd P. Aiello, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology - Keynote Speaker at the Annual VSRC Symposium
Harvard Medical School
Date: Friday June 16, 2017
Location: Wolstein Research Building Auditorium


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Sabine Kastner, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Princeton University
Neural dynamics of the primate attention network
Date: Thursday April 20, 2017
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: BRB 105 (In Collaboration with the Department of Neurosciences)


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Vsevolod V. Gurevich, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Structure-based construction of signaling-biased arrestins
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Wood 331 (In collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology)