Vision Research Seminar Series

Exploring Multi-Disciplinary Vision Science Research


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2023-2024 Schedule​

Friday, January 26, 2024: Maria Grant, MD.
University of Alabama Birmingham

Friday, February 23, 2024: Antonio Paniagua, Ph.D.
UCLA Health 

Friday, March 15, 2024: Jeff Goldberg, MD, Ph.D.
Stanford Medicine

Friday, March 22, 2024: Philip Ruzycki, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Friday, April 4, 2024: Joshua Erlich, MD, MPH.
Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan 

April 19, 2024: James Handa, MD.
Johns Hopkins University 

April 26, 2024: Jean Jiang, Ph.D.
UT Health San Antonio

May 24, 2024: Dolly Padovani-Claudio, MD, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2023-2024 Schedule​

Friday, September 22, 2023: Justin Kumar, Ph.D. 
Indiana University Bloomington

Friday, December 8, 2023: Brian Clark, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

2019-2020 Schedule​

Friday, September 27, 2019: Deborah L. Stenkamp, Ph.D.
University of Idaho 

Friday, October 25, 2019: Anuj Chauhan, Ph.D.
Colorado School of Mines

Friday, November 22, 2019: Jeff Gross, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Friday, January 24, 2020: Jeremy Kay, Ph.D.
Duke University School of Medicine 

Friday, February 28, 2020: Jason Gestwicki, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Friday, March 27, 2020: Linda Musil, Ph.D. 
Oregon Health and Science University

Friday, April 17, 2020: Sujata Rao, Ph.D.
Cole Eye Institute/Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University

Friday, April 24, 2020: Kapil Bharti, Ph.D.
Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Unit, NIH

Friday, May 22, 2020: Arup Das, MD, Ph.D, FARVO. 
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

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

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