Research Seminars 2017-06-02T15:58:05+00:00

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Research Seminar Series 2016-2017

Date

Presenter

Title
Aug 31Samuel Chi-Hung Yiu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University
“What Have We Learned in Building a Bioartifical Lacrimal Gland”
Sep 14
Alexander Ljubimov, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Sciences & Neurosurgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

“New Approaches for Normalization of Diabetic Corneal Epithelial Stem Cells”

Nov 16
Victor Guaiquil, PhD
Assistant Research Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Regeneration of Corneal Nerves: Do Axon Guidance Proteins Become Growth Factors After Injury?”

Dec 14Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin – Madison

“Live-Cell Imaging Reveals Novel Drug Targets for Macular Degeneration”
Jan 11Rajesh Rao, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
“Epigenetics & Ophthalmology: New Routes to Targeted Therapies”
Feb 8 Felix Chau, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
“Engineering for Portable Retinal Imaging”
March 15 Bruce Ksander, PhD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
 “Adult ABCB5+ Stem Cells are Required for Tissue Homeostasis in the Anterior and Posterior of the Eye”
May 3Steven Pittler, PhD
Professor, Department of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Alabama – Birmingham
“Characterization of Animal Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa and Retinal Pigment Epithelium Dystrophy”
 May 24Timothy Kraft, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Alabama – Birmingham
“Retinoid Triggered Hypersensitivity of Rods and Scotopic Vision in Mice and Men”
June 21Anand Swaroop, PhD
Lab Chief, Neurobiology
Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory
National Eye Institute
TBA

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For more information please contact Kristen Scheurich at (312) 996-6707, or kristens@uic.edu