Distinguished Seminar Series

The Distinguished Seminar Series is an invited lectureship where renowned researchers and clinicians spend 1-2 days discussing new research ideas with VDI faculty, staff and trainees. The visit culminates with the presentation of cutting edge research related to normal visual function and/or visual dssdiseases. The VDI is honored to present these distinguished speakers to the GRU community.

The seminar series is held in the CB Building room CB1801 on the Augusta University Health Sciences Campus from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with light refreshments are provided at 11:45 p.m. No registration is needed and all are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please feel free to call 706-721-1150.

WINTER

February 18th, 2020, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Melinda K. Duncan, Ph.D., FARVO
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Director, Education and Professional Development Delaware INBRE Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Discovery of Chemical Probes and Therapeutic Leads University of Delaware, N
   
   

SPRING

April 21st, 2020, Tuesday      12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Allen Beck, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology Director of the Emory Eye Center William and Clara Redmond Professor of Ophthalmology Emory University School of Medicine
   
   

May 19th, 2020, Tuesday      12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Louis R. Pasquale, M.D., FARVO
Professor of Ophthalmology Site Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mt. Sinai Hospital Deputy Chair, Ophthalmology Research Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Director, Mt. Sinai / NYEE Eye and Vision Research Institute
   
   

June 16th, 2020, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Anat (Resnik) Galor, M.D., MSPH
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL
   
   

SUMMER

July 21st, 2020, Tuesday     12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Goldis Malek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology Duke University Albert Eye Research Institute Durham, North Carolina
   
   

August 18th, 2020, Tuesday12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Scott W. Cousins, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine Professor of Ophthalmology Robert Machemer, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology Vice-chair, Research, Department of Ophthalmology Professor in the Department of Immunology Durham, NC
   
   

FALL

October 20th, 2020, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Brian C. Samuels, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Director of the Glaucoma Division Dennis Endowed Professor in Glaucoma Research Chief of Staff of the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
   
   

November 17th, 2020, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 

CB 1801  
  Deborah Ferrington, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics Elaine and Robert Larson Endowed Vision Research Chair University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
 

WINTER

February 19th, 2019, Tuesday  12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 The role of Inositol phosphatases in eye development and disease
  Yang Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA
   
   

SPRING

April 16th, 2019, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Retinal Implants
  Joseph F. Rizzo III, M.D.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Harvard Medical School David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology Neuro-Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology Massachusetts Eye and Ear
   
   

May 21st, 2019, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Regulation of TLR4 and HMGB1 in the diabetic retina
  Jena Steinle, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Medicine Wayne State University
   
   

SUMMER

July 16th, 2019, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Understanding Keratoconus: Latest Discoveries
  Dimitrios Karamichos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology W. Stanley Muenzler Professor in Corneal Disease Dean McGee Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
   
   

August 20th, 2019, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Cholesterol-Related Pathways in Retinal Structure and Function
  Irina Pikuleva, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Director, the Visual Sciences Research Center Carl F. Asseff Professor of Ophthalmology Case Western Reserve University
   
   

September 17th, 2019, Tuesday   12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Blood Retinal Barrier Disruption in Diabetic Retinopathy: Does Insulin Play a Role?
  Bela Anand-Apte, MBBS, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair Department of Ophthalmic Research Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
   
   

FALL

October 15th, 2019, Tuesday     12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Immune response to injury and dysgenesis in the avascular lens
  A. Sue Menko, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Pennsylvania University Professor & Vice Chair, Anatomy
   
   

November 19th, 2019, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 The ever Clearer role of Crystallin proteins in Neuroprotection
  Patrice E. Fort, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Molecular and Integrative Physiology Cellular/Molecular Biology; Neuroscience graduate program Kellogg Eye Center
 

WINTER

There are no posted Vision Discovery Institute Seminar Series meetings for the winter quarter.


SPRING

April 17th, 2018, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Ashok Kumar, Ph.D.
Wayne State University
   
   

May 15th, 2018, Tuesday  4:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  May Griffith, Ph.D., MBA
Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology Caroline Durand Foundation Research Chair/Cellular Therapy University of Montreal
   
   

June 19th, 2018, Tuesday   12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Jena Steinle, Ph.D.
Wayne State University Professor, School of Medicine
   
   

SUMMER

July 17th, 2018, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Maria A. Bartolomeo Grant, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
   
   

August 21st, 2018, Tuesday    12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Rachel W. Kuchtey, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
   
   

FALL

October 16th, 2018, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Amani Fawzi, M.D.
Cyrus Tang and Lee Jampol Professor of Ophthalmology Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
   
   

November 13th, 2018, Tuesday   12:00 PM

 
CB 1801  
  Wenbo Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
   
   

WINTER

February 21st, 2017, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-1400 “Complement-Activation and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Mechanisms, Treatments and Diagnostics
  Baerbel Rohrer, Ph.D.
Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Chair in Ophthalmology Endowed Chair, Gene & Pharmaceutical Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Disease Professor, Department of Ophthalmology College of Medicine Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Charle
   
   

SPRING

April 18th, 2017, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-1400 Transcriptomics and Genomics in Health and Disease of the aging human retina
  Margaret M. DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Moran Eye Center University of Utah School of Medicine
   
   

May 16th, 2017, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-1400 Activation of PPARalpha, a new strategy for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy
  Jian-xing (Jay) Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Laureate Professor and Chairman Department of Physiology The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
   
   

June 20th, 2017, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-1400 "Retinal progenitor cells for treatment of retinitis pigmentosa"
  Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D.
The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
   
   

SUMMER

July 18th, 2017, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-1400 Mouse Models of Brain and Eye Pressure: Implications for Glaucoma and Other Optic Neuropathies
  Benjamin J. Frankfort, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program Member, Center for Space Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
   
   

August 15th, 2017, Tuesday   12:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Cytomegalovirus: The forgotten herpes virus with sight-threatening abilities
  Richard D. Dix, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Biology Viral Immunology Center Ocular Virology & Immunology Laboratory Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia
   
   

September 19th, 2017, Tuesday   12:00 PM

CB 1801 "Circadian Organization of the Mammalian Retina"
  Gianluca Tosini, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Morehouse School of Medicine Pharmacology & Toxicology
   
   

Fall

October 17th, 2017, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
CB 1801 Protective axis of the renin-angiotensin-system and microbiota- emerging targets for therapy of retinal diseases
  Qiuhong Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Ophthalmology Research College of Medicine University of Florida Gainesville, FL
   
   

November 14th, 2017, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
CB 1801 The retinal pigmented epithelium in health and disease
  John M. Nickerson, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Ophthalmology Emory University
 

WINTER


There are no posted Vision Discovery Institute Seminar Series meetings for the winter quarter.


SPRING

April 19th, 2016, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "IL-6: Two Sides of the Same Coin"
  Rebecca M. Sappington, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt
   
   

SUMMER

July 19th, 2016, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Cytochrome P450 eicosanoids regulate choroidal neovascularization in a mouse model of AMD
  Kip M Connor Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Angiogenesis Laboratory
   
   

 August 16th, 2016, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Cholesterol and the Retina: Twists and Turns of Biology and Pathobiology
  Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO
UB Distinguished Professor Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology Vice-Chairman and Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Ira G. Ross Eye Institute Vision Research Center Professor, Department of Biochemistry and
   
   


FALL

October 18th, 2016, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Microbiome and oral health relationship to glaucoma"
  John Danias M.D., Ph.D.
Glaucoma Specialist and Director of Research SUNY
   
   

 November 15th, 2016, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-1400 Glaucoma genetics: new insights into a complex disease
  Janey L. Wiggs, M.D. Ph.D.
Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

WINTER

January 20th, 2015, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Delta opioid receptors Agonists: Potential candidates for glaucoma therapy "
  Shahid Husain, Ph.D.
MUSC Department of Ophthalmology
   
   

February 17th, 2015, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 “What have we learned from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and AREDS2, beyond Nutrition and Age-related Macular Degeneration?
  Emily Chew MD
National Eye Institute National Institutes of Health
   
   

 

SPRING

April 21st, 2015, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Mitochondria abnormalities in Neuro-Ophthalmologic Disease
  Khaled Abu-Amero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor King Abdulaziz University Hospital Saudi Arabia Head of Ophthalmic Genetics Laboratory Department of Ophthalmology College of Medicine Saudi Arabia
   
   

 May 19th, 2015, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Retinal Degeneration"
  Jonathan H. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Departments of Pathology and Ophthalmology University of California San Diego VA San Diego Healthcare System La Jolla, CA
   
   

 June 16th, 2015, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Targeting conventional outflow: the next generation of glaucoma drugs
  W. Daniel Stamer, Ph.D.
Joseph A. C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology Professor of Biomedical Engineering Duke University
   
   

 

SUMMER

July 21st, 2015, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Applying perceptual learning to produce broad-based benefits to vision
  Aaron Seitz, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Psychology Director of UCR Brain Game Center University of California, Riverside
   
   

 July 28th, 2015, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Investigating Novel Mechanisms of RPE and Photoreceptor Cell Death"
  Katayoon Baradaran Ebrahimi, M.D.
Research Associate/Wilmer Eye Institute, Retina Division The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
   
   

 August 18th, 2015, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Molecular Imaging of Retinal Disease
  Ashwath Jayagopal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt Eye Institute Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
   
   

 September 15th, 2015, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Microglia in Retinal Physiology, Aging, and Disease
  Wai T. Wong MD PhD
Investigator Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease National Eye Institute National Institutes of Health
   
   


FALL

October 20th, 2015, Tuesday  4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Redundancy and complementarity in cell death, neuroprotection and regeneration. Necrosis the regulated sibling of apoptosis"
  Demetrios G. Vavvas M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Co-Director Ocular Regenerative Medical Institute Principal Investigator Angiogenesis Laboratory J. W. Miller Scholar in Retina Research Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mass General Hospital
 

 WINTER

January 29th, 2014, Wednesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Evolution of Ocular Surgical Pharmacology: Reviewing the Past and Looking to the Future"
  Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD
Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Ophthalmic Research at Emory University
   
   

 March 18th, 2014, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC 140 Metabolic Stress and the Unfolded Protein Response in Diabetic Retinopathy
  Sarah Xin Zhang M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Neuroscience School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Ira G. Ross Eye Institute University at Buffalo The State University of New York
   
   

 

SPRING

April 15th, 2014, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
CB 1801 "Neuroimmune and Neurovascular Communication; Implications for Retinal Angiogenesis"
  Mike Sapieha PhD
Canada Research Chair in Retinal Cell Biology Assistant Professor Ophthalmology Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal Adjunct Professor Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
   
   

 May 20th, 2014, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC 140 "Photoreceptors, leukocytes, light, and the development of diabetic retinopathy"
  Timothy S. Kern, PhD
Professor of Medicine Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology Case Western Reserve University
   
   

 June 17th, 2014, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC 140 "Using OCT Imaging to Change Ophthalmic Clinical Care and Surgery"
  Cynthia Toth M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering Duke Eye Center, Durham North Carolina
   
   

 

SUMMER

July 15th, 2014, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Glaucoma Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery
  Dr. John Crabb
Cleveland Clinic Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Cleveland, OH
   
   

 

FALL

October 14th, 2014, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC 140 "Validation of the p75 receptor as a disease modifying target: inhibitors are effective therapeutics in models of neurodegeneration and vascular disorders by reducing pro-inflammatory pathways"
  Dr. H. Uri Saragovi
Professor, McGill University Lady Davis Institute-Jewish General Hospital Montreal, Quebec - CANADA
   
   

 November 11th, 2014, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
EC 2210 "Role of Nrf2 in vascular sprouting and angiogenesis"
  Elia J. Duh, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University

WINTER

 January 15th, 2013, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Nuts and Bolts of Intraocular Tumors"
  Carol Shields, MD
Co-Director, Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Consultant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Wills Eye Institute
   
   

February 19th, 2013, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Microfibrils in Glaucoma Pathogenesis"
  Rachel Wang Kuchtey, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Eye Institute
   
   

 

SPRING

April 16th, 2013, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Targeting Tight Junctions to Control Vascular Permeability"
  David Antonetti, Ph.D.
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Molecular & Integrative Physiology University of Michigan Medical School Kellogg Eye Center
   
   

April 17th, 2013, Wednesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-130 Risk Factors for Human Glaucoma Identified in Mouse Models
  Eldon E. Geisert, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor Department of Ophthalmology Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Director Vision Science Research Center The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hamilton Eye Institute Memphis, TN
   
   

May 21st, 2013, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-130 "The IL-1 Family and Its Potential Role in Diabetic Retinopathy"
  Susanne Mohr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology Department of Physiology Michigan State University
   
   

 

SUMMER

August 20th, 2013, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 "Diabetic Macular Edema: Current Understanding and Future Therapeutic Targets."
  Arup Das, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Ophthalmology Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology & Physiology Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Surgery Director of Retina & Vitreous Service
   
   

September 17th, 2013, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Structural and Cellular Changes in Vascular Abnormalities of Diabetic Retinopathy
  Roy Sayon PhD
Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology Boston University School of Medicine
   
   

FALL

October 7th, 2013, Monday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Drug Delivery for Dry AMD: The Future is Now
  Karl Csaky M.D.
T. Boone Pickens Senior Scientist Head, Harrington Molecular Laboratory Retina Foundation of the Southwest
   
   

 

October 15th, 2013, Tuesday  4:00 PM

 
BC-140 From Vitrectomy to the Restoration of Accommodation in Presbyopes
  Jean-Marie Parel, PhD
Henri and Flore Lesieur Chair in Ophthalmology Director Ophthalmic Biophysics Center Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
   
   

November 12th, 2013, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Chemical Injury to the Retina and the Retinal Pigment Epithelium
  Paul Edwards M.D.
The McCole Chair Department of Ophthalmology & Eye Care Services Henry Ford Health System

WINTER

 January 17th, 2012, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Ischemia Reperfusion Injury as a Model of Neurodegenerative, Inflammatory and Vascular Disease in the Retina
  Steven Abcouwer, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI
   
   

February 12th, 2012, Sunday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Developing Therapy for Atrophic AMD in a Mouse Model
  Alfred Lewin, Ph.D.,
Professor, University of Florida, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Gainesville, FL
   
   

 

SPRING

April 17th, 2012, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Role and Regulation of VEGF in the Adult
  Patricia D'Amore Ph.D., FARVO, MBA
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
   
   

May 15th, 2012, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 The Multi-faceted role of AlphaB Crystallin in Retinal Physiology and Disease
  David Hinton, M.D., FARVO
Professor, Pathology, Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
   
   

June 19th, 2012, Tuesday      4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Nanotechnology for Drug and Gene Delivery
  Uday Kompella, Ph.D., FARVO
Research Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
   
   

SUMMER

July 17th, 2012, Tuesday      4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Mechanisms to Reduce Choroidal Endothelial Cell Migration Across the Retinal Pigment Epithelium as Strategies to Treat Neovascular AMD
  Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, M.D.
Professor, Retina Service, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
   
   

August 21st, 2012, Tuesday      4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Compacted DNA nanotechnology for ocular delivery and mechanism of retinal degeneration in mouse models
  Muna Naash, Ph.D., FARVO
Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Cell Biology, Oklahoma City, OK
   
   

September 18th, 2012, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Diabetic Retinopathy - At the Crossroads of Hyperglycemia and Dyslipidemia
  Julia Busik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
   
   

 

FALL

October 16th, 2012, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Lymphatic Vessel Induction by HSV-1 in the Cornea
  Daniel Carr, Ph.D.
McCool Professor of Ophthalmology, PHF Presidential Professor, Assistant Dean, Office of Post Doctoral Affairs, University of Oklahoma Health Services Center, Oklahoma City, OK
   
   

November 13th, 2012, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Congential Stationary Night Blindness: New Genes, Mouse Models and Clinical Implications
  Neal Peachey, Ph.D., FARVO
Professor, Ophthalamic Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
   
   

December 11th, 2012, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing: New Mechanisms and Emerging Therapeutics to Treat An Old Problem
  Bennie H. Jeng, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Co-Director, UCSF Cornea Service, Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco General Hospital, Director, Proctor/UCSF Cornea Fellowship Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco,

WINTER

January 18th, 2011, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Neuroinflammation in Glaucoma
  Stuart J. McKinnon, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC
   
   

March 15th, 2011, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Using the Mouse as a Model Organism for Studying Neural Stem Cell Development and Human Genetic Disease
  Anne L. Calof, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Development & Cell Biology, and the Center for Complex Biological Systems and The Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
   
   

 

SPRING

April 19th, 2011, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 New Paradigms in Adenoviral Ocular Pathogenesis
  James Chodosh, M.D., MPH, FARVO
Professor of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School Howe Laboratory Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston, MA
   
   

May 17th, 2011, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Mechanisms regulating chick retina regeneration
  Katia Del Rio-Tsonis, Ph.D
Professor Department of Zoology Miami University Oxford, OH
   
   

June 21st, 2011, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Role of protein-tyrosine sulffation in retinal structure and function
  Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D
Professor Department of Cell Biology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
   
   

 

SUMMER

July 19th, 2011, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 The Aging Macula
  Timothy Olsen, M.D.
F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology Director, Emory Eye Center Section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Disease
   
   

August 16th, 2011, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Understanding Immune Responses to Allo and Auto Antigens in the Eye: From Corneal Transplantation to Age Related Macular Degeneration
  Victor Perez, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Second Appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Health System Miami, FL
   
   

September 20th, 2011, Tuesday  4:00 PM

 
BC-140 New therapeutic strategies for ocular angiogenesis in the ranibizumab era
  John Penn, Ph.D.
Phyllis G. and William B. Snyder Professor Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical College of Georgia Nashville, TN
   
   

FALL

October 18th, 2011, Tuesday  4:00 PM

 
BC-140  
  Nader Shebani, Ph.D.
Thrombospondins and Retina Vascular Homeostasis
   
   
November 15th, 2011, Tuesday   4:00 PM
 
BC-140 Enzymatic Manipulation of the Viterous
  Michael Trese, M.D.
Clinical Professor William Beaumont Hospital Eye Research Institute Oakland University Rochester, MI
   
   
December 13th, 2011, Tuesday  4:00 PM
 
BC-140 Protein Kinase CK2, Retinal Neovascularization, and Stem Cells
  Alexander V. Ljubimov, Ph.D., FARVO
Professor Ophthalmology Research Laboratories Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Geffen Medical College of Georgia at UCLA Los Angeles, CA
 

WINTER 

January 19th, 2010, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Stimulating experience-dependent plasticity of vision
  Glen Prusky, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics Weill Cornell Medical College Burke Medical Research Institute New York
   
   

February 16th, 2010, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Lipoproteins, Aging, and Age-related Maculopathy the Oil Spill in Bruch's Membrane
  Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
Professor University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Callahan Eye Foundation Birmingham, AL
   
   

March 19th, 2010, Friday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Translational Research: Ophthalmic Genetics
  Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
   
  VDI Retreat Key Note Speaker

SPRING

April 20th, 2010, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Control of Eye Melanoma Metastasis
  Hans E. Grossniklaus, M.D., MBA
F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology Director, L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory Director, Section of Ophthalmic Pathology/Ocular Oncology
   
   

May 18th, 2010, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Vision Loss in the 21st Century
  Lylas G. Mogk, M.D.
Medical Director Henry Ford Visual Rehabilitation Center Henry Ford Gross Point Ophthalmology Gross Point Park, MI
   
   

June 15th, 2010, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy for In-vivo Study of the Retinal Structure and Function at the Cellular Level
  Yuhua Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Callahan Eye Foundation Birmingham, AL
   
   

 

SUMMER

July 20th, 2010, Tuesday   4:00 PM

 
BC-140 The Aging Macula
  Timothy W. Olsen, M.D.
F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology Director, Emory Eye Center Section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Disease
   
   

August 10th, 2010, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Circadian dysregulation of endothelial progenitor cells: Is it time to repair?
  Maria Grant, M.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics University of Florida Gainesville, FL
   
   

September 21st, 2010, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Novel functions of alpha-crystallins in the retinal pigment epithelium
  David R. Hinton, M.D.
Professor Gavin S. Herbert Professor of Retinal Research Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
   
   

 

FALL

October 5th, 2010, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Inflammation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Chi-Chao Chan, M.D.
Section Head, Immunopathology Section National Eye Institute National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
   
   

November 16th, 2010, Tuesday    4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Timing is everything: signaling mechanisms regulating diurnal RPE phagocytosis are important for vision
  Silvia C. Finnemann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences Fordham University Bronx, NY
   
   

December 14th, 2010, Tuesday     4:00 PM

 
BC-140 Translational Research in Retinopathy of Prematurity
  Lois Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology Department of Ophthalmology Children's Hospital of Boston Harvard Medical School Boston, MA