• Jun72014

    Dr. Daniel F. Martin Chairman, Cole Eye Institute, Ophthalmology Cleveland Clinic

    Dr. Daniel F. Martin is the 2014 recipient of 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, University of Washington, to stimulate clinical and basic science research related to the pathogenesis or treatment of age related macular degeneration (AMD).

    Dr. Martin’s contributions to the treatment of AMD through the CATT trial and other work has been a major milestone...

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  • May132014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    The Himalayan Cataract Project

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at noon

    908 Jeferson Street - 7th Floor Coference Room

    Imagine bringing the gift of sight to hundreds of people a day in developing countries where malnutrition, inadequate health and education services, poor water quality and lack of sanitation are the norm. That's exactly what Dr. Richard Munsen, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at...

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  • Apr212014

    UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative


    UW Medicine launched a multi-media initiative on April 1 to provide consumers with health and wellness information. In partnership with Fisher Communications (now Sinclair), UW Medicine Health will also increase awareness of the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs at UW Medicine. 

    “In support of our mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine recognizes the need to encourage each member of our community to take responsibility for their...

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  • Mar252014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    What is an Eye Institute

    Join Dr. Van Gelder, director of the UW Medicine Eye Institute and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, as he talks about the formation of the Eye Institute and the exciting ways we are transforming vision research at UW Medicine. Dr. Van Gelder will share research updates on our progress using stem cell therapy, gene therapy, chemical reanimation and other approaches to treat blinding eye diseases. 

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  • Mar142014

    Vision Science Lecture Series

    Joan & Gordon Bergy Lecture/Vadim Arshavsky, Duke

    March 14, 2014, Magnuson Health Sciences Building, T639

    Vadim Arshavsky is Professor and Scientific Director of Duke Ophthalmology Research. Currently, he is pursuing four experimental directions—molecular mechanisms responsible for the high temporal resolution of vision, the biological role and cellular mechanisms of light-driven translocations of signaling proteins in the photoreceptor, patterns of intracellular...

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  • Feb72014

    Vision Science Lecture Series

    Joan & Gordon Bergy Lecture/Dennis Clegg, UCSB

    February 7, 2014 - South Lake Union Research Facilities, E130

    Dennis Clegg is currently Executive Director of Strategy, Planning and Operations at the UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. He is a member of the UCSB Neuroscience Research Institute and is a founding member of the Southern California Consortium for Regenerative Eye Research. Current research is focused on...

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  • Jan102014

    Vision Science Lecture Series

    Joan & Gordon Bergy Lecture/Samer Hattar, Hopkins

    January 10, 2014, Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room TBA

    Samer Hattar is Associate Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins University where his current research seeks to clarify the relationship between vision and physiology. Understanding the mode of action of newly identified photo-receptors, and the individual contributions of the rods, cones and these novel photoreceptors in signaling light for non-image-forming...

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  • Oct252013

    Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision Science

    Thomas Hughes, PhD

    Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Montana State University

    Fluorescent proteins and biosensors in one and two photon microscopy

    The Hughes Laboratory creates new, genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors to solve fundamental problems in neuroscience. 

    Fluorescent biosensors for optically recording from excitable cells 

    Advances in electronics and neurobiology have made it possible record from excitable cells such...

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  • Oct112013

    Vision Science Lecture Series


    Futterman Lecture/Thomas Hughes, Montana State

    Thomas Hughes is Professor of Cell Biology & Neuroscience at Montana State University in Bozeman. His laboratory creates new, genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors—for optically recording from excitable cells—to solve fundamental problems in neuroscience.


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  • Jul32013

    Jay Neitz featured in New Scientist

    Some people see a range of hues most of us miss out on. Jay Neitz says that one day we may all be able to do so. In the meantime, he is on a mission to develop a cure for color blindness. In this intereview, he tells David Hambling why he wants people to see the wider spectrum. Jay answers questions on why he is driven to cure color blindness, how his color blindness tests work, his work with squirrel monkeys and what we can learn from tetrachromats.

    To read the entire interview ...

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