Student Presentation Awards Given at McPherson ERI Poster Session

Outstanding student and postdoctoral trainee poster presentations were recognized with awards at the October 2nd Vision Science & Visual Art Poster/Gallery Session, at which close to 40 posters were displayed by McPherson ERI members and students.

The Best Student Presentation Award, Vision Science, was given to Patrick Barney (David Gamm and Joe Phillips, advisors) for “Biological and Synthetic Membranes for Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Transplantation Therapy.”

Honorable Mentions were awarded to two presentations:

Maggie Maes (Rob Nickells, advisor) for “BAX Oligomerization Kinetics and its Role in Retinal Ganglion Cell Death”

Danielle Albers Szafir (Mike Gleicher, advisor) for “Lightness Constancy in Surface Visualization”

We gratefully acknowledge prize donations from five-time donor Nikon Instruments, Inc (a Nikon Coolpix camera), and from the University Book Store in the Health Sciences Learning Center (gift certificates). Winners were chosen from a strong field of presentations by McPherson ERI members Kate Baldwin, Shawn Green, and Rodney Schreiner.

Cool Science Images at MERI!

Now on display in the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery (9th floor of WIMR II) are the winning entries in the 2014 Cool Science Image Competition. 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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