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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ophthalmology Research

Vision Science Seminar Series

2013

All Seminars are in Classroom 1a at 3:00 except where noted.

» January 24, 2013

Pathogenic Mechanisms of Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Noorjahan Panjwani PhD
Professor and Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry, Tufts University, Boston MA

» February 28, 2013

Retinopathy of Prematurity: Clinical Issues and Directions

James Reynolds, MD
Professor and Chair, Ira G. Ross Eye Institute, And the Department of Ophthalmology

» March 28, 2013

Adaptive Optics In Retinal Research

David Williams, PhD
William G. Allyn Chair of Medical Optics, Director, Center for Visual Science, Professor of Optics, Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, & Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

» April 25, 2013

Macrophage Wnts and light in the regulation of eye development

Richard A. Lang, PhD
Professor Department of Pediatrics, and Director, Visual Systems Group
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati

» May 23, 2013

Neurochemical Organization (and Disorganization) of the First Visual Synapse

Noga Vardi, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

» June 20, 2013

Non-Synaptic Connectivity in Morphogenesis and survival of retinal neuron

Peter Fuerst, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Idaho

» July 25, 2013

Corneal Wound Healing

Sally Twining, PhD
FARVO Professor of Biochemistry and Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin

» September 26, 2013

The Role of Gap Junctions in Retinal Physiology and Pathology

Stewart Bloomfield, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean SUNY College of Optometry

» October 24, 2013

Axoprotection for Axonal Degeneration: Science in Translation

Leonard Levin, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University

» November 21, 2013

Nanotechnology for Drug and Gene Delivery

Uday Kompella, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado

2012

» December 13, 2012

Visualizing Circuits in the Visual System

Joshua R. Sanes, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Director of the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

» October 25, 2012

Genesis of the vasculatures in the fetal human eye

Gerard Lutty, PhD
Durell Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital

» October 11, 2012

Role and Regulation of VEGF in the Adult: Implications for Anti-VEGF Therapies

Patricia D'Amore, PhD
Senior Scientist and Co-Director of Research, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Ophthalmology

» August 23, 2012

Biomaterials for Ocular Surface Repair

Mark Rosenblatt, MD,PhD
Associate Professor Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Dyson Vision Research Institute

» July 26, 2012

Human Visual Cortex Response to Retinal Gene Therapy

Manzar Ashtari, PhD
Director, Diffusion Tensor Image Analyses and Brain Morphometry Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Radiology Department

» June 28, 2012

Discovery of glaucoma pathogenic pathways

Abe Clark, PhD, FARVO
Professor Cell Biology, Director of North Texas Eye Research Institute, University of North Texas Health Science Center

» May 24, 2012

Genetic studies of age-related macular degeneration: Finally, some tangible benefits in sight

Anand Swaroop, PhD
Chief of the Laboratory of Neurobiology, Neurodengeration and Repair, NIH-NEI

» April 26, 2012

Keeping time in the retina: circadian organization and visual function

Michael Iuvone, PhD
Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Eye Research Emory University

» March 22, 2012

Neurons and retinal angiogenesis: Unconventional actions of GPCRs at the nucleus

Sylvain Chemtob, MD. PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, University of Montreal.

» February 23, 2012

Drug Toxicity to the Mammalian Retina: Separating Physiological effects from Pathological Ones

Ido Perlman, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.

» February 2, 2012

Contribution of Cone Photoreceptor Circuitry to Retinoblastoma Tumorigenesis

David Cobrinik, MD, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Modeling retinal disorders with human iPS cells

David M. Gamm, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Retina Research Foundation / Kathryn and Latimer Murfee Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Waisman Center Stem Cell Research Program, Eye Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health



2011

» December 1, 2011

Mechanistic Insights to Glaucoma Provided by Experimental Mouse Genetics

Simon W. M. John, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Senior Staff Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory, Research Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine

» October 27, 2011

The many faces of autoimmune retinopathy

John R. Heckenlively, MD
Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director, Center for Retinal and Macular Degeneration, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

» September 22, 2011

Bisretinoids of Retina: Fundus Autofluorescence and Macular Degeneration

Janet Sparrow, PhD
Anthony Donn Professor of Ophthalmic Science, Columbia University Medical Center

» August 25, 2011

Age and diabetes-related changes of ocular basement membranes

Willi Halfter, PhD
Associate Professor, Univeristy of Pittsburgh

» July 28, 2011

Connexins and Cell Signaling in the Lens

Thomas White, PhD,
Associate Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY Stony Brook

» June 23, 2011

Topic: Glaucoma Models And Treatment

Terete Borras, PhD,
Professor, Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina

» May 26, 2011

Topic: Retinal Pigment Epithelium And Retinal Disease

Ching-Hwa Sung, PhD,
Professor, Ophthalmology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

» March 24, 2011

Topic: Pathobiology Of Collagen And EMMPRIN In Cornea

Marion Gordon, PhD,
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers University

» February 24, 2011

Topic: Neurobiology Of Blepharospasm

Craig Evinger, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior and Ophthalmology, SUNY Stony Brook

» February 3, 2011

Developmental mechanisms and disease therapeutics: a view from the fly eye.

Ross Cagan, PhD,
Professor, Dept. of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

2010

» November 18, 2010

TRANSCRIPTION CONTROL OF CELL TYPE SPECIFICATION IN THE DROSOPHILIA EYE

Tiffany Cook, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

» October 28, 2010

USE OF fNIRS FOR FUNCTIONAL BRAIN IMAGING

Randell Barbour, PhD
Professor, Optical Tomography, SUNY DMC

» September 23, 2010

STEM CELLS & RETINOBLASTOMA

Gail M. Seigel, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, SUNY Buffalo

» August 26, 2010

MUTANT RHODOPSIN IN THE OUTER SEGMENT: A ROLE FOR AGGREGATION IN RETINAL DEGENERATION

Barry E. Knox, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

» July 22, 2010

RELATING STRUCTURAL (FDOCT) DAMAGE TO FUNCTIONAL DAMAGE IN DISEASES OF THE RETINA AND OPTIC NERVE

Donald C. Hood, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmic Sciences (Ophthalmology), Columbia

» June 24, 2010

TOPIC: GENE TRANSFER OF LIGHT CHANNELS INTO BIPOLAR CELL FOR VISION RESTORATION

Gary Mathhews, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, SOM, SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center

» May 12, 2010

SUBRETINAL ELCTRONIC IMPLANTS FOR RESTORING VISUAL FUNCTIONS IN BLIND PATIENTS: FROM A CRAZY IDEA TO A CLINICAL STUDY

Eberhart Zrenner, MD
Director & Chairman, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Pfizer Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology

» May 13, 2010

DESIGNING A SUBRETINAL ELECTRONIC IMPLANT: CHANCES AND LIMITATIONS FROM A CLINICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL VIEWPOINT

Eberhart Zrenner, MD
Director & Chairman, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany, Pfizer Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology

» April 22, 2010

PRIMARY CILIA DYNAMICS ORCHESTRATES TISSUE PATTERNING & REPAIR IN CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM

Carlo Iomini, MSMS
Assistant Professor of Development & Regenerative Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

» March 25, 2010

MYOPIA RISK FACTORS & TREATMENT-2010 UPDATE: CURRENT ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Leslie Hyman, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology/Preventative Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook

» February 25, 2010

RELIEVING BOTTLENECKS IN RNA DRUG DISCOVERY

Jack M. Sullivan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Ophthalmology, Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology & Toxicology & Neuroscience, State University of New York at Buffalo

» January 28, 2010

RETINAL DEGENERATION IN A CHOLESTEROL DEFICIENCY SYNDROME: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED FROM ANIMAL STUDIES

Steven Fliesler, PhD
Professor & Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, SUNY Buffalo



Noteworthy Prior Lectures

» December 10. 2009

DISC HEMORRHAGES: A TRUE GLAUCOMA NEMESIS; MAKING THE CASE FOR A GENDER BIOLOGY ISSUE IN POAG

Louis R. Pasquale, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director, Glaucoma Service & Director, Telemedical, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

» September 24, 2009

ANIMAL MODELS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RETINAL CELLS REPLACEMENT THERAPIES

Michael Zuber, PhD
Assistant Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

» July 23, 2009

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

» July 16, 2009

EYE SHAPE AND PERIPHERAL REFRACTION-WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTROL MYOPIA?

David Troilo, PhD
VP for Academic Affairs, State College of Optometry, SUNY

» October 23, 2008

LEBER'S CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS, GENOTYPE/PHENOTYPE CORRELATIONS & CLINICAL TRIALS UPDATE

Daniel C. Chung, MA, DO
Instructor of Ophthalmology, F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

» July 24, 2008

HOW TO MAKE RETINAL CELLS

Andrea Viczian, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

» March 20, 2008

MACULAR DEGENERATION & THE METABOLIC DEMANDS OF VISION

Robert Barlow, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, SUNY Upstate Medical Center

» February 21, 2008

GLAUCOMA PHYSIOLOGY: LESSONS

Richard Libby, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

» December 13, 2007

STEM CELLS FOR REPAIR OF DISEASED RETINA

Michael Young, PhD
Director, deGunzberg Research Center for Retinal Transplantation, Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

» May 31, 2007

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS REGULATING RETINAL MICROVASCULAR MORPHOGENESIS

Ira M. Herman, PhD
Professor of Cell & Molecular Physiology, Tufts University School of Medicine


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