McPherson ERI Grant Summit Program
Federal funding is increasingly difficult to obtain, yet it remains the driving force behind most research programs. The McPherson ERI Grant Summit Program seeks to increase support for UW-Madison vision research by facilitating successful resubmissions of federal grant applications. Toward this end, we have developed a simple and rapid mechanism whereby McPherson ERI members who “just miss” funding cut-offs can obtain Institute support to address issues raised by reviewers (e.g., study section), thus increasing their odds of a positive outcome. Grant Summit Program guidelines and an application form are available online at the McPherson ERI website Research page. Applications are welcomed at any time and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with no internal deadlines nor pre-determined grant quotas.
Retinal researcher and McPherson ERI collaborator Donald Zack, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins) to speak at Waisman Center, February 23rd
MERI-at-a-Glance Draws Researchers!
MERI-at-a-Glance featured short presentations by eight McPherson ERI-affiliated researchers on Friday, December 8th.
From the Director: McPherson ERI Associate Director Transition
Recently, the Institute underwent a transition in the Associate Director position, which offers an opportunity to highlight two of McPherson ERI’s extraordinary scientists and leaders.
More about this transition
The 9th Annual McPherson ERI Vision Science Poster Session and Distinguished Guest Lecture
This event took place on Thursday, October 12th. Close to 100 McPherson ERI Members, Lab & Program Associates, Trainees, and Friends attended our annual poster session and reception, and many of them displayed research posters. The reception was followed by a talk from distinguished guest lecturer Steven Seitz, which was also open to the public. Poster Session and Guest Lecture
Gamm Team Recognized in NEI’s 3D Retina Organoid Challenge A team of McPherson ERI scientists headed by Dr. David Gamm was recognized by the National Eye Institute as part of an initiative aimed at improving the production of human 3D retina structures grown from stem cells. The UW-Madison team Gamm team recognized
Dr. Richard R. Dubielzig featured on NPR and in the Wisconsin State Journal
Dr. Richard R. Dubielzig, who founded the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW), was recently featured in this NPR story and in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Seminar Series Schedule
Every month during semester
Fall Poster Session
October 16, 2018
Cycle for Sight
March 10, 2018
April 6-8, 2018
Vision in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
June 3, 2018
6th Annual McPherson ERI Endowed Lecture
Dan Dongeun Huh, PhD
May 21, 2018
McPherson ERI Newsletter Fall 2017
McPherson ERI Newsletter Summer 2017