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FEI Basic Science Seminar Series

Basic Science Seminar Series

If you are interested in learning more about the basic science series or would like to suggest topics or speakers, please contact:  Amy Kiernan, PhD


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October 27, 2023 - Colin Chu, MD PhD

Faculty at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London, UK
Title: "Understanding Retinal Pathology through Correlative Imaging"
Host: Jesse Schalleck, PhD
Room: G-3111

February 2, 2024 - Budd Tucker, PhD (POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD)

Professor of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences; Howard Ruby Chair for Regenerative Opthalmology, Opthalmology and Visual Sciences Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
Title: "Using Patient Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model and Treat Inherited Retinal Disease"
Host: Alex Levin, PhD
Room: 1.9576 (Ryan Case Method Room)

March 8, 2024 - Douglas Gould, PhD

Professor of Opthalmology; Department of Opthalmology; Department of Anatomy; Institute for Human Genetics University of California (USCF)
Title: "How Can We Treat Diseases of The Extracellular Matrix? The search for interventions for Gould syndrome​"
Host: Rick Libby, PhD
Room:  1.9576 (Ryan Case Method Room)

April 5, 2024 - Machelle T. Pardue, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Ophthalmology; Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Engineering, Georgia Tech & Emory University
Title:“Investigating mechanisms of myopia using mouse models”
Host: Susana Marcos, PhD
Room:  K-207 (2-6408)

Prior Seminars:

June 2, 2023 Ramkumar Sabesan, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, University of Washington
Mechanisms and applications of the cone optoretinogram (ORG)

May 5, 2023 Ann E. Elsner, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Indiana University School of Optometry
Advancing retinal imaging and visual function to improve patient management and elucidate disease mechanism

April 7, 2023 Alexandra R. Bowers, PhD MCOptom
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Did you see that hazard? Scanning and detection deficits of drivers with hemianopia

March 3, 2023 Petr Baranov, MD, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Transplantation of retinal ganglion cells: guiding donor cells to their fate

December 1, 2022 Teresa Puthussery, OD, PhD
Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Circuit mechanisms driving aberrant neural activity in retinal degeneration

June 10, 2022 Daniel X. Hammer, PhD
Deputy Director, Division of Biomedical Physics, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health United States Food and Drug Administration
Ultra High-speed AO-OCT Imaging for Disease Biomarker Development and Vision Science

March 31, 2022 Lisa Goodrich, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Diversity Matters (for seeing and hearing)

March 4, 2022 Yali Jia, PhD
Jennie P. Weeks Professor of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Sciences University
OCT Angiography and Oximetry: Prospects & Challenges

February 4, 2022 Jody Summers, PhD, FARVO
Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Visually-Induced Changes in Choroidal Cytokine Production: Implications for Ocular Growth and Disease

January 7, 2022 Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO
SUNY Distinguished Professor and Meyer H. Riwchun of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Ira G. Ross Eye Institute University at Buffalo (UB) - The State University of New York (SUNY)
Unusual Lipid Metabolism Defects and Retinal Degeneration:  A Slippery Slope.