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OU Vision Workshop

16th Annual OU Vision Workshop

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2022 OU Vision Workshop Photo Gallery

15th Annual OU Vision Workshop

The 15th Annual OU Vision Workshop was held on September 8-9, 2022. We were honored to welcome Dr. Tonia Rex, the Hays Director in Translational Vision Research, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Associate Vice Chair for Translational Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, as our keynote lecturer. Dr. Rex presented the 6th Robert Eugene Anderson Keynote Lecture during the workshop in the Tullos Coston Lecture Hall on the 5th floor of the Dean McGee Eye Institute on Thursday afternoon. Her Anderson lecture was titled Oxidative Stress: A Common Mechanism in Optic Neuropathies. Vision research trainees presented their work in oral presentations all day on Friday, including trainees from Baylor and the University of North Texas HSC. After the trainee presentations, Dr. Rex presented an energetic career development lecture titled Passion, Perseverance, Purpose, Perspective, and Peace. To cap off the day, a celebratory awards dinner was held at the Venue at Crew in Oklahoma City. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Md Huzzatul Mursalin from Dr. Michelle Callegan's lab won the Anderson Award for Best Presentation, while Manali Kamath, a graduate student from Dr. Kevin Fuller's lab, won the Dr. Wei Cao Innovation Award. Dr. Neeraj Chauhan, a postdoctoral fellow from Dr. Martin-Paul Agbaga's lab, won the abstract book cover photo competition.  A great time was had by all!

A special thank you to the OU Vision Organizing Committee:

Faculty supervisors Drs. Yan Chen and Kevin Fuller. Postdoctoral fellows Drs. Neeraj Chauhan, Jorge Lightfoot, and Md Huzzatul Mursalin. Graduate students Yeboah Kofi Gyening, Manali Kamath, and Becca Wells. Melody Marcum, DMEI Director of External Relations and Development.

2021 OU Vision Workshop Photo Gallery

14th Annual OU Vision Workshop

The 14th Annual OU Vision Workshop was held September 22-23, 2021.  

The OU Vision Workshop welcomed Dr. Paul Sieving, former Director of the National Eye Institute and faculty at the University of California Davis, as our keynote lecturer. Dr. Sieving presented the 5th Robert Eugene Anderson Keynote Lecture during the workshop in the Tullos Coston Lecture Hall on the 5th floor of the Dean McGee Eye Institute on the afternoon of Wednesday September 22nd. His lecture was titled Developing Gene Therapies for Inherited Retinal Degenerations. Following the keynote lecture, a reception honoring Dr. Anderson was held on the side lawn of the Dean McGee Eye Institute. Vision research trainees presented their work in oral presentations all day on Thursday September 23rd. After the trainee presentations, Dr. Sieving presented a career development lecture titled 16 Views of Photoreceptors: Thoughts on a Career of an Ocular Retinal Clinical Physiologist. To cap off the day, a celebratory awards dinner was held in the Lotus Pavilion at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Graduate student Manali Kamath from Dr. Kevin Fuller's lab won the Anderson Award for Best Presentation, while Dr. Jorge Lightfoot, a T32 Vision Research Postdoctoral Trainee from Dr. Kevin Fuller's lab, won the Dr. Wei Cao Innovation Award. A great time was had by all!

A special thank you to the OU Vision Organizing Committee:

Faculty supervisors Drs. Michael Elliott, Yan Chen, and Kevin Fuller. Postdoctoral fellows Drs. Jorge Lightfoot and Md Huzzatul Mursalin. Graduate students Eric Enyong, Yeboah Kofi Gyening, Manali Kamath, James Regun Karmoker, and Bridget Parrish. Melody Marcum, DMEI Director of External Relations and Development.

2019 OU Vision Workshop Photo Gallery

13th Annual OU Vision Workshop

The 13th Annual OU Vision Workshop was held on September 19-20, 2019 at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute. Dr. David Calkins, Vice Chair and Director for Research, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and Denis O'Day Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, presented the 4th Annual Robert E. Anderson Keynote Lecture entitled Neuroscience of Glaucoma, as well as a professional development seminar entitled For the Love of the Game: Service Through Leadership. Graduate student and postdoctoral fellows from Oklahoma and Texas presented their research in various aspects of vision. The meeting ended with a wonderful dinner at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Anderson.