Cool Science Images at MERI!

Please join us in the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery (9th floor of WIMR II) on Thursday, September 11th, 5:30-7:30PM, for an opening reception for the 2014 Cool Science Image Competition Winners exhibit. W250 cool science images Sponsored by The Why Files and the McPherson ERI, this striking exhibit will run through December 11th in the Vision Gallery.

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Cool Science Images at MERI!

Please join us in the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery (9th floor of WIMR II) on Thursday, September 11th, 5:30-7:30PM, for an opening reception for the 2014 Cool Science Image Competition Winners exhibit. W250 cool science images Sponsored by The Why Files and the McPherson ERI, this striking exhibit will run through December 11th in the Vision Gallery.

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Save the Date (and Register!) for the 2014 Poster Session and Lecture

The 6th Annual McPherson ERI Poster Session & Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 2nd. Please join us for the poster session and reception from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Register now! Stay afterwards to hear distinguished MERI guest lecturer Hany Farid, the noted Dartmouth College Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Farid will discuss the emerging field of photo forensics.

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Save the Date (and Register!) for the 2014 Poster Session and Lecture

The 6th Annual McPherson ERI Poster Session & Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 2nd. Please join us for the poster session and reception from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Register now! Stay afterwards to hear distinguished MERI guest lecturer Hany Farid, the noted Dartmouth College Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Farid will discuss the emerging field of photo forensics.

W250 2014 meri poster session

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McPherson ERI-sponsored Hilldale Research Fellowship Awarded!

We are pleased to announce Anna-Lisa Doebley as the recipient of the 2014-2015 McPherson ERI-sponsored Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. This award provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty collaborator. Under the mentorship of Dr. Aki Ikeda (Medical Genetics), Ms. Doebley will be exploring "The role of TMEM135 in cellular stress response.” The Ikeda lab has found that mice with a mutation in transmembrane protein 135 show early-onset age related macular degeneration and increased susceptibility to oxidative stress; Anna-Lisa is working to discern the molecular mechanisms that make TMEM135 an important factor in protecting cells from stress, ultimately leading to a better understanding of retinal degeneration.

With funds derived from the McPherson ERI's annual Cycle for Sight fundraiser, the MERI Leadership Committee initiated this undergraduate support opportunity to advance vision-related research on campus. The next call for applications will be in February 2015 -- watch for this opportunity!

McPherson ERI-sponsored Hilldale Research Fellowship Awarded!

We are pleased to announce Anna-Lisa Doebley as the recipient of the 2014-2015 McPherson ERI-sponsored Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. This award provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty collaborator. Under the mentorship of Dr. Aki Ikeda (Medical Genetics), Ms. Doebley will be exploring "The role of TMEM135 in cellular stress response.” The Ikeda lab has found that mice with a mutation in transmembrane protein 135 show early-onset age related macular degeneration and increased susceptibility to oxidative stress; Anna-Lisa is working to discern the molecular mechanisms that make TMEM135 an important factor in protecting cells from stress, ultimately leading to a better understanding of retinal degeneration.

With funds derived from the McPherson ERI's annual Cycle for Sight fundraiser, the MERI Leadership Committee initiated this undergraduate support opportunity to advance vision-related research on campus. The next call for applications will be in February 2015 -- watch for this opportunity!