• 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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  • Mar302013

    State-of-the-art OCT system enables the visualization of detailed microstructures within the retina

    Dr. Wang’s laboratory is expert in the technique of optical coherence tomography (OCT). Initially developed at MIT in the 1990’s, OCT is a technique that allows visualization of ocular structures with the resolution of a microscope section, all done non-invasively with invisible, infrared light. OCT has become a highly useful diagnostic technique, used in management of most patients with macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

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  • Mar292013

    2012 Winner of the Roger H. Johnson Award for Macular Degeneration Research

    Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology
    Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio

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  • Mar292013

    Vision Loss Connections Tactile Art Show at Artist & Craftsman Supply

    VLC recently had an opening at Artist and Craftsman Supply in northeast Seattle, displaying pieces created by Tactile Art, art created by blind and low vision artists. 

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