Vision Research Seminar Series

Exploring Multi-Disciplinary Vision Science Research


eye-bright-300The Department of Ophthalmology is pleased to host a Vision Research Seminar 2019-2020. 
This series will cover research in the visual sciences and will feature speakers from multiple institutions.  Everyone is welcome – our goal is to assemble the diverse vision research community in order to learn from each other. 
We will meet the 4th Friday of each month during the academic year from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Ophthalmology Conference Room (RC-1 North, room 5109).
For additional information or if you would like to present your research at our seminar series, please contact Dr. Brzezinski.


Vision Research Seminar

2019-2020 Schedule​

2017 - 2018 Speaker Schedule

Friday July 28, 2017: P. Anil Kumar, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad
Friday September 22, 2017: Steven Bassnett, Ph.D.
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis SOM
Friday October 27, 2017: Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University in St. Louis SOM
Friday January 26, 2018: Edward Levine, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Friday February 23, 2018: Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.
Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Friday March 16, 2018: Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, M.D. [cancelled, to be rescheduled]
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah SOM
Friday March 23, 2018: Susan Menko, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, Anatomy, & Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University
Friday April 27, 2018: Jeffrey Mumm, Ph.D.
Wilmer Eye Institute & McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Friday May 25, 2018: Robert Hendricks, Ph.D.
Departments of Ophthalmology, Immunology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


2016 - 2017 Speaker Schedule ​

September 16, 2016: Shivalingappa Swamynathan, Ph.D. 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology

October 28, 2016: David Antonetti, Ph.D. 
University of Michigan Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Molecular and Integrative Physiology

January 27, 2017: Velia Fowler, Ph.D. 
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

February 24, 2017: Kristin Kwan, Ph.D. 
University of Utah, Departments of Human Genetics and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

March 24, 2017: Christine Curcio, Ph.D. 
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Ophthalmology

April 7, 2017: Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of California San Diego, Department of Ophthalmology

April 28, 2017: Natalia Vergara, Ph.D.
The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University

May 26, 2017: cancelled 

2015 - 2016 Speaker Schedule 

September 25, 2015: Robert Murphy, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver - Department of Pharmacology
October 23, 2015: TBD
January 22, 2016: Alex Ljubimov, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Director of Regenerative Medicine Institute Eye Program
University of California Los Angeles – Department of Medicine
February 26, 2016: Justin Hanes, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University - Director of the Center for Nanomedicine at the Wilmer Eye Institute
March 25, 2016 - Canceled
​David A. Antonetti, Ph.D.
University of Michigan - Departments of Ophthalmology and Molecular & Integrative Physiology
April 22, 2016: ​Maria Valeria Canto Soler, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University - Director of Retinal Degeneration Research Center
May 20, 2016: Nadean Brown, Ph.D.
University of California Davis - Department of Cell Biology & Human Anatomy

2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

October 1, 2014: Justin Kumar, Ph.D.
Indiana University - Department of Biology
October 31, 2014: Chris Yakacki, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver - College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Mechanical Engineering)
November 21, 2014: G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, PhD
National Institute of Nutrition - Biochemistry Division
Hyderabad, INDIA
January 23, 2015: Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D.
University of North Texas Health Science Center – Cell Biology & Immunology
February 27, 2015: TBD

March 27, 2015: David Hinton, M.D.
University of Southern California - Departments of Pathology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology

May 1, 2015: Michael Wormstone, Ph.D.
University of East Anglia - School of Biological Sciences
May 22, 2015: Monica Vetter, Ph.D.
The University of Utah - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy


2013 - 2014 Speaker Schedule

September 20, 2013: David C. Beebe, Ph.D.
Washington University - Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

October 18, 2013: Canceled

November 22, 2013 - Please note new date
Yutao Liu, Ph.D.
Duke University - Department of Medicine & Ophthalmology

December 20, 2013

January 17, 2014: Harald Junge, Ph.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder – Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

February 21, 2014: Deepak A. Lamba, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

March 21, 2014: Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health - National Eye Institute

April 18, 2014: Tom M. Glaser, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California-Davis - Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

May 16, 2014: William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D.
University of Florida - Department of Ophthalmology


​2012 - 2013 Speaker Schedule

October 9, 2012: Hemmant Khanna, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Department of Ophthalmology

November 13, 2012: Maria Nagel, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine – Department of Neurology

December 11, 2012: Jozsef Vigh, Ph.D.
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences Division

January 8, 2013: Harald Junge, Ph.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder – Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

February 12, 2013: Steven Britt, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine - Cell and Developmental Biology/Ophthalmology

March 12, 2013: Thomas Reh, Ph.D.
The University of Washington School of Medicine - Department of Biological Structure

April 9, 2013: Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D.
Director, Toxicology Graduate Program
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences