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.