Atrium, Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
3:00pm - 5:30pm Posters and Reception
5:45pm - 6:45pm Lecture (Rm 1335 HSLC)
Join us at our annual membership event - display a poster; learn about other members’ ongoing vision-related research; meet McPherson ERI members and their lab & program groups; attend the reception (appetizers/beverages); listen to our distinguished guest lecturer.
Posters can be from any presentation over the past year, or can be newly-created for this session. Each person is limited to presenting ONE poster (though authorship/credits may appear on more than one).
The McPherson ERI Distinguished Guest Lecture
Professor JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Director and Chief Scientist of the AlloSphere Research Facility and Professor of Media Arts & Technology and of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present: "Harnessing Sight and Sound to Explore Complex Information.”
The McPherson ERI Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule is now available!
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published a new paper by Li Xuan Tan, Kimberly Toops, and Aparna Lakkaraju which pinpoints how immune abnormalities in the retinal pigment epithelium can cause macular degeneration. The paper also notes that drugs commonly used to treat depression can counteract these abnormalities and protect the retina. Read more....
The McPherson Eye Research Institute celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the 4th Annual Endowed Lecture on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Pawan Sinha, PhD, Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, spoke about "Learning to See Late in Childhood." His lecture focused on Project Prakash - an initiative restoring sight to blind children - and on his associated research, tracking visual learning and brain plasticity through a combination of behavioral and brain imaging studies.
On Friday, February 19th, MERI-at-a-Glance successfully took place at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), with eight short research talks. From cataracts and glaucoma, viral gene delivery to therapeutic stem cell interventions, and computational optics to toddlers and TV: vision research conducted by McPherson ERI members across campus was shared, networking took place, and new connections were made. Attendance was great!