University of Wisconsin–Madison


2017 MERI Poster SessionUpcoming Event: 9th Annual McPherson ERI Vision Science Poster Session and Distinguished Guest Lecture
McPherson ERI Members, Lab & Program Associates, Trainees, and Friends: at our annual event — display a poster; learn about ongoing vision-related research; meet McPherson ERI members and their lab & program groups; attend the reception (appetizers/beverages); hear distinguished guest lecturer Steven Seitz. Registration is open through October 7th, 2017. Open to the public. Learn More

Dick DubielzigDr. 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.

New Opportunity: Vision Science Instructional Lectures
Sign up for Lecture III on the anatomy and function of the eye, delivered by Dr. Christopher Murphy and sponsored by the McPherson Eye Research Institute.

Stem Cell Therapies: The Hope and the Hype
With stem cells the focus of much recent attention in the media, this statement from Dr. David Gamm clarifies both the promise and the misconceptions about stem cell use for vision therapies. And keep in mind the 10 Things to Know Before You Fall Victim to a Retinal Stem Cell Scam.

Jose-Alain Sahel MD PhDDr. Jose-Alain Sahel Gives 5th Annual McPherson Endowed Lecture
Approximately 150 people heard Dr. Jose-Alain Sahel deliver the 5th Annual McPherson Endowed Lecture on Thursday, April 27th.

Dr. Akihiro IkedaProtein Discovery
Dr. Akihiro Ikeda, Professor of Medical Genetics and RRF Walter H. Helmerich Research Chair at the McPherson Eye Research Institute, has published a study of a novel protein that could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal diseases.



Seminar Series Schedule
Every month during semester

Fall Poster Session
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cycle for Sight
March 11, 2017

Science Expeditions
March 31 – April 2, 2017
science expeditions website

Vision Science Instructional Lectures
August 21, 2017

Vision Gallery
Changes periodically

Vision at the Arboretum
Sunday, June 4, 2017

5th Annual McPherson ERI Endowed Lecture
Dr. José-Alain Sahel
April 27, 2017