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OUHSC Vision Research Seminars

Vision Club meets on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Tullos O. Coston Lecture Hall at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, Room 525, unless otherwise noted.

Date

Seminar

Speaker

09/28/17

Robert E. Anderson Lecture at the OU Vision Workshop

 

Dr. Victor Perez, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Immunology Center at the Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC.

Understanding Immune Mechanisms of Ocular Graft vs. Host Disease

09/21/17

Vision Club

 

Dr. Mihaela Gadjeva, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

TBA

06/21/17

Special Seminar
(Noon BRC109)

 

Dr. Kevin Fuller, Research Scientist, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover NH

Seeing the Rainbow: The Interplay Between Photoperception, Metabolism, and Environmental Adaptation in Pathogenic Fungi

05/15/17

Special Seminar (11AM)

 

Dr. Samantha Dando, Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Heterogeneous Myeloid Cells in the Eye and Brain

04/06/17

Vision Club

Dustin Masser, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

A Quantitative Reassessment of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Rodent Model of Diabetic Retinopathy

Mentor: Dr. Bill Freeman

Cancelled

Vision Club

Chelsea Larabee, Ph.D. Candidate and T32 Vision Training Grant Trainee, Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Neuroprotective Role of Nrf2 in Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Optic Neuritis

Mentor: Dr. Scott Plafker

02/23/17

Vision Club

Alaina Reagan, Ph.D. Candidate and T32 Vision Training Grant Trainee, Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Caveolin-1 Regulates Smooth Muscle Contractility in Aging and Retinal Injury

Mentor: Dr. Michael Elliott

02/16/17

Vision Club

Dr. David Williams, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

Trafficking Opsin: The Route to the Cilium and Along the Endolysosomal Path of Destruction

02/02/17

Vision Club

Dr. Paloma B. Liton, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center

Autophagy in Ocular Hypertension and Glaucoma: More than Keeping the House Clean

01/26/17

Vision Club

Dr. Derek Royer, Postdoctoral Research Associate and T32 Vision Training Grant Trainee, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Vaccine Break Through for Ocular HSV-1 Infection

11/03/16

Vision Club

Dr. Alexander Ljubimov, Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute Eye Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA

Viral and Nano Gene Therapy for Diabetic Corneal Stem Cells

10/14/16

Robert E. Anderson Lecture at the OU Vision Workshop  (3-4pm)

 

Dr. Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Professor and Chair; Department of Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

Stem Cells for Glaucoma: Differentiation and Circuit Integration

10/04/16

Department of Microbiology and Immunology Fall Seminar Series (10AM BRC109)

 

Dr. Robert M. Q. Shanks, Associate Professor,  Departments of Ophthalmology, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Research Director, Charles T. Campbell Laboratory of Ophthalmic Microbiology; University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Pittsburg PA

Bacteria Blowing Corneal Epithelial Cell Bubbles with GumB

 

04/21/16

Vision Club

Dr. Gregory Schultz, Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Wound Research, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Scar Wars: Development of Antiscarring Therapies for the Cornea, Conjunctiva, and Skin

04/14/16

Vision Club

Dr. Vishy Ramamurthy, Associate Professor and Research Director, Departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry, Center for Neuroscience, West Virginia University.

Protein Diversity Through Modification: Role in Photoreceptor Function

03/31/16

Vision Club

Dr. Sharmila Masli, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Ocular Mucosal Inflammation and Immune Regulation: Role of Thrombospondin-1

03/24/16

Vision Club

Dr.  Michael Elliott, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Seeing Light in Caves: Caveolae/Caveolins in Ocular Physiology and Pathophysiology

02/11/16

Vision Club

Dr. Ana Chucair-Elliott, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Degeneration of Corneal Nerves in Response to HSV-1 Infection

12/17/15

Vision Club

Dr. Phillip S. Coburn, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Endogenous Bacterial Endophthalmitis: What Lies Beneath

12/10/15

Vision Club

Dr. Darren Lee, Boston University School of Medicine

The Melanocortin and Adenosinergic Pathways Mediate Treg Cell Activation to Suppress Autoimmune Uveitis

11/19/15

Vision Club

Dr. Daniel R. Saban, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine

Developmental Origin of Myeloid Cells Shapes Their Function in Ocular Biology and Pathobiology

11/12/15

Vision Club

Dr. Allen Taylor, Director, Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research; Professor of Nutrition; Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology; Ophthalmology, FARVO, FASN, Tufts University, Boston

Risk for Macular Degeneration and Cataract are Linked to Diet Through Ubiquitin and Autophagic Protein Quality Control Pathways

10/08/15

Vision Club

Dr. Lily Wong, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Deciphering the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in Biological Systems

09/24/15

Vision Club

Dr. Xue Cai, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Tubby Retinal Degeneration, ER Stress, and a Therapeutic Strategy

09/17-18/15

OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures

Dr. Robert Marc, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, Calvin and JeNeal Hatch Presidential Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology & Visual Science, and Director of Research, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Retinal Connectomics

Lost in the Retina: From Photoreceptors to Retinal Remodeling

04/30/15

Vision Club

Dr. Rudolf Fuchshofer, Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Anatomy and Embryology, University of Regensburg, Germany

Overexpression of CTGF in the Mouse Eye Causes Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

04/27/15

Special Seminar

Andrea Dillinger, Graduate Student, Institute of Human Anatomy and Embryology, University of Regensburg, Germany

Reactive Changes in Optic Nerve Astrocytes are Mediated by CTGF, TGFb2, and Increasing Substratum Stiffness

04/23/15

Vision Club

Dr. Eric Pearlman, Director, Institute for Immunology; Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology and Biophysics, University of California-Irvine

The understated role of IL-17A producing neutrophils in inflammation, infection, and autoimmunity

01/22/15

Vision Club

Dr. Rajiv R. Mohan, Ruth M. Kraeuchi Missouri Endowed Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Gene therapy modalities to rescue corneal scarring and neovascularization

01/08/15

Vision Club

Dr. Darren Lee, Boston University School of Medicine

The Melanocortin and Adenosinergic Pathways Mediate Treg Cell Activation to Suppress Autoimmune Uveitis

11/20/14

Vision Club

Dr. James V. Jester, Jack H. Skirball Endowed Research Chair, Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Irvine

Collagen Macrostructure and Corneal Shape: Lessons from Different Species

10/02/14

Vision Club

Dr. Shukti Chakravarti, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Extracellular Matrix in Ocular Health and Inflammation

09/17-18/14

OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Professor of Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Retinopathy of Prematurity: The Effects of VEGF in Development and Disease

Towards A Translational Research Career: The Need for Collaboration Between Scientists, Clinician Scientists, and Clinicians

06/19/14

Vision Club

Dr. Ana Chucair-Elliott, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Degeneration and regeneration of corneal innervation in response to HSV-1 infection

04/17/14

Vision Club

Dr. Cathy Bowes-Rickman, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology, Duke University

Complement dysregulation models of age-related macular degeneration

04/10/14

Vision Club

Dr. Christine Curcio, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Role of lipoproteins in age-related macular degeneration: the oil spill in Bruch's membrane and beyond

11/21/13

Vision Club

Dr. Claudio Punzo, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Gene Therapy Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Systemic Analyses of Retinal Diseases -- a Proteomics Perspective

11/14/13

Vision Club

Dr. Andrew Taylor, Professor and Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine

Neuroimmunomodulation of Ocular Immune Privilege

09/5-6/13

OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures

Dr. Lois Smith, Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital

Can We Prevent Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) by Replacing in Utero Factors?

When Will I Finally be a Clinician/Scientist/Wife (Husband)/Mother (Father)/Mentor?

7/25/13

Vision Club

Dr. Seifollah Azadi, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Impaired Formation and Targeting of RD3-GCAP-GC1 Complex Causes Leber Congenital Amaurosis Type 1 (LCA1)

5/2/13

Vision Club

Dr. Stefanie Hauck, Deputy Director of the Research Unit Protein Science at the Helmholtz Center, Munich Germany

Systemic Analyses of Retinal Diseases -- a Proteomics Perspective

3/28/13

Vision Club

Dimitrios Karamichos Ph.D. Department of Ophthalmology and Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard

Corneal Dystrophies and Keratoconus

3/14/13

Vision Club

Yun Le Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine and Choctaw Chair in Diabetes Research

Dissecting the physiological and pathological functions of VEGF: each protein has its Yin and Yang

11/15/2012

Vision Club

Jeffrey Boatright Ph.D., Associate Professor, Emory University

Testing Targeted Gene Alteration in Models of Retinal Degeneration

10/4/2012

Vision Club

W. Daniel Stamer Ph.D., Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

Targeting Conventional Outflow: the Next Generation of Glaucoma Therapeutics

9/24/2012

Special Seminar

Grant R. Kolar, MD PhD, Neuropathology Fellow, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Two Stories of the Role of the Innate Immune System in Privileged Sites

9/20/2012

Vision Club

William Beltran, DVM PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Light sensitivity in autosomal dominant RP due to RHO mutations: in search of a culprit

9/6-7/2012

OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures

Dr. Jerry Niederkorn, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, University of Texas Southwestern

Immunobiology of Corneal Allografts: Insights from Animal Models

8/30/2012

Vision Club

Alastair Barber, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Penn State

Neurodegeneration and Vision Loss in Diabetic Retinopathy

6/28/2012

Vision Club

Dr. Minghao Jin, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, LA

Regulatory Mechanisms for Normal and Diseased Visual Cycle

6/25/2012

Special Seminar

Dr. Marina Gorbatyuk, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of North Texas

Unfolded Protein Response as a Therapeutic Target for Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa

12/8/2011

Vision Club

Xiangyun Wei, Ph.D. - Departments of Ophthalmology, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Developmental Biology University of Pittsburgh

Roles of the Nok/Lin7/Crb apical polarity protein complex in neural development

11/10/2011

Vision Club

Roxana Radu, M.D.

Preventive Therapy for Macular Degeneration by Modulation of Complement Regulatory Proteins Expression in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium"

11/7/2011

COBRE Visiting Scholar

Robin R. Ali, Ph.D., FMedSci - Professor of Human Molecular Genetics, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

Gene Therapy for Retinal Disorders: From Bench to Bedside

10/27/2011

Vision Club

Julia Busik, Ph.D.

Dyslipidemia and diabetic retinopathy: a Lipocentric Approach to a Glucocentric Problem

9/29-30/11

Symposium

Symposium Celebrating the Dedication of the New DMEI Research Laboratories

8/16/2011

Vision Club

Lily Wong, Ph.D. - Research Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Oxidative Stress/Retinal Diseases/Nanoceria: How are they linked?

8/18/2011

Vision Club

Michael E. Boulton, Ph.D. - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Florida

Vascular Stability: A Tale of Two Secretases

8/11/2011

Vision Club

Xue Cai, PhD. Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

Therapeutic treatment of retinal degeneration by nanoparticles

7/21/2011

Vision Club

Maria A. Grant, MD - University of Florida Gainesville

Novel Stem Cell Strategies for Vascular Repair

6/16/2011

Vision Club

Phillip S. Coburn, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

The Diabetic Ocular Environment Facilitates the Development of Endogenous Bacterial Endophthalmitis

5/26/2011

Special Seminar

Dr. Tajie Harris - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania

Imaging the Immune Response During
Ocular Toxomplasmosis

4/7/2011

Vision Club

Holly Rosenzweig, Ph.D. - Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

The role of NOD2, the genetic cause of familial uveitis, in murine ocular inflammation

2010

 

George King, M.D. - Joslin Diabetes Center - Harvard Medical School

Vijay P. Sarthy, PhD - Magerstadt Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology - Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Sayon Roy, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology - Boston University School of Medicine

Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D. - Co-Director of Research - Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School

Janet R. Sparrow, Ph.D. - Anthony Donn Professor of Ophthalmic Science - Columbia University

Neena Haider Nystuen, Ph.D. - University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jayakrishna Ambati, Ph.D. - University of Kentucky College of Medicine (OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures)

Vladimir Kefalov, PhD. - Washington University School of Medicine

Alexander Dizhoor, PhD. - Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Steven H. DeVries, MD, PhD. - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2009

 

Binoy Appukuttan, PhD - Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Seth Blackshaw, PhD - Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Duska Deretic, PhD - Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, University of New Mexico

Steven J. Fliesler, Ph.D - Professor, Department of Biochemistry University at Buffalo/SUNY

David R. Hyde, Ph.D. - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Robin F. Irvine, FRS - Royal Society Research Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge

Dr. Martin Heur - Corneal Fellow, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California

Samuel C. Yiu, Ph.D., M.D. - Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Physiology and Biophyscis, University of Southern California

Dean Bok, Ph.D. - Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology; Professor, Ophthalmology; Member, Brain Research Institute; Jules Stein Eye Institute (OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures)

Albert O. Edwards, M.D., Ph.D. - Department of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program , Mayo Clinic

Mary E. Marquart, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jayakrishna Ambati, M.D. - Professor & Vice Chair of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Kentucky

Debra A. Thompson, Ph.D. - The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

Justine Smith, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. - Oregon Health & Science University

Shiming Chen, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

David Sherry, Ph.D. - Department of Cell Biology, OUHSC

Cheryl M. Craft, Ph.D. - Mary D. Allen Chair in Vision Research, USC Keck School of Medicine

2008

 

Dr. Rainer Straub, Professor of Rheumatology, University of Regensburg

Dean Bok, Ph.D. - Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA

Renu A. Kowluru, Ph.D. Professor-Ophthalmology and Anatomy/Cell Biology Wayne State University

Victor Perez, M.D. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. Miami Miller School of Medicine

Steve Wilson, M.D.- Director of Corneal Research, The Cleveland Clinic

Robert M. Lavker, Ph.D. -- Feinberg School of Medicine, Feinberg Clinical, Dermatology; Northwestern (OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures)

Luis E. Politi - Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nora P. Rotstein - Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pat Cammarata, Ph.D. - Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Jerry Y. Niederkorn, Ph.D. - Director of Ophthalmic Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D. - Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

David C. Beebe, Ph.D. - Washington University School of Medicine

Robert Lavker, PhD. - Northwestern University

James T. Rosenbaum, M.D. - Casey Eye Institute

Dr. Fu-Shin Yu - Director of Research, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University

2007

OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures

Matt LaVail, Ph.D. - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

2006

OU Vision Workshop Keynote Lectures

Linda Hazlett, Ph.D. - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit