Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: The case for light-emitting lingerie: Opsins 3, 4 and 5
Richard Lang, PhD
Director, Visual Systems Group, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Professor, University of Cincinnati Pediatrics & Ophthalmology
December 9, 2016 - UW Medicine SLU, E130 Auditorium
Richard Lang is an internationally known researcher into normal and abnormal anterior segment development and the impact of various gene defects on it. Major research interests in the lab are mechanisms of signaling and morphogenesis in early eye...
Update: Fourth Annual NW Retina Club
Thank you for another successful Retina Club Meeting led by our Retina Specialist and moderator, Dr. Kasra Rezaei. Residents, fellows, and other esteemed Retina Specialists in the Seattle area were in attendance and had a fantastic time discussing and sharing their challenging cases and all things retina.
Join us again next year for another engaging evening of lively discussion on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various retinal conditions. Our next date is on Wednesday,...
Fourth Annual NW Retina ClubThe retina faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington would like to invite you to join the fourth Northwest Retina Club taking place on November 9th in the R...
Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision Science: Seeing where we're going: Retina Direction Selectivity Encodes Self-Motion
David Berson, PhDProfessor of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology & Vision SciencesBrown University, Providence RI
November 4, 2016, 4PM, UW Health Sciences, K-069
The Berson Lab is working to understand what the eye tells the brain about the visual world. They explore the structure and function of ganglion cells, the retinal neurons that communicate directly with the visual centers of the brain. There are roughly two dozen types of ganglion cells, each with functional...
7th Annual Gained In Translation Symposium
The Gained in Translation Symposium brings together clinicians and vision scientists from the University of Washington, University of British Columbia and Oregon Health Sciences University. We are pleased to announce this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Janey Wiggs from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Date: October 29, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 4:40 pm with a wine and cheese reception to follow
Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican...
AAO Alumni Reception
Are you coming to AAO in Chicago this year? Join us on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel for our Annual Alumni Reception. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please send your RSVP to Paula Morris, email@example.com by September 30.
Thomas D. Lindquist, MD, PhD
After receiving M.D and Ph.D. degrees from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (now Rutgers), Tom completed ophthalmology residency training at the University of Washington. Following additional fellowship training at the University of Minnesota he joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Washington where he rose to the rank of Professor. Tom was first surgical director and then medical director of the Lions Eye Bank (now SightLife). He...
Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Synaptic mechanisms for visual computation in retinal circuitry
Jonathan Demb, PhD Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science & Cellular and Molecular Physiology
February 12, 2016 4:00pm - UW Seattle Campus, HSB RR134
The broad goal of the Demb laboratory is to understand how information is processed by the central nervous system (CNS) at the level of specific cell types and circuits. Mouse retina is the model system. The retina has a clear role in behavior, and many of its cell types and circuits are well defined....
Special Lecture in Vision Science: Evolution of Motion and Color Vision
Claude Desplan, PhD Silver Professor of Biology, New York University
Our laboratory focuses on two major developmental questions: The evolution of early embryonic development and the establishment of retinal and brain circuitry that underlies color vision.
Color vision is achieved through the comparison in the brain of inputs coming from photoreceptors containing photopigments (rhodopsins) with different wavelength specificity.
Different rhodopsins are...
Call for Nominations: Roger H Johnson Award 2016
Nominations are now being accepted for the Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Award. The late Dr. Johnson endowed this cash award, which is given every other year through the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. The intent of the award is to stimulate clinical and basic science research related to the pathogenesis or treatment of age related macular degeneration (AMD). Nominations for the award are open to all clinicians and scientists throughout the world. The...
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