Winter 2015 Walsh Research Travel Awards

Brian Allen and Caitlin MacNair, graduate students from McPherson ERI members’ research groups, have been chosen from an excellent and diverse field of applicants to receive McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Awards. These awards provide funds to attend research conferences, in order to present vision-related work and advance educational and professional development opportunities. Congratulations to both award recipients, who will be invited to speak in the McPherson ERI seminar series during the 2015-16 academic year.

  • Brian Allen (Psychology, Letters and Science, UW-Madison; Bas Rokers, mentor) will attend the November 15-19, 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) in Washington, DC. His talk is entitled, Altered white matter in early visual pathways as a result of amblyopia.
  • Caitlin MacNair (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, SMPH, UW-Madison; Rob Nickells, mentor) will attend the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Denver, CO in May 2015. Her poster presentation is entitled, Pannexin 1 expression in macroglia modulates activation of these cells after optic nerve crush.