McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Awards, Fall 2019

McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Awards provide funds for graduate students and postdocs from McPherson ERI members’ research groups to attend conferences to present vision-related work and to advance educational and professional development opportunities. The McPherson ERI Research Committee is pleased to announce two trainee award recipients from among fall semester 2019 applicants:

Ryan Donahue, graduate student (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Rob Nickells, mentor). Ryan will attend the 2019 International Society for Eye Research (ISER)/Brightfocus Glaucoma Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia from October 23 – 26, 2019. His presentation is entitled “BcIX gene therapy to prevent RGC degeneration after optic nerve crush and in the DBA/2J mouse model of glaucoma.”

Mengguo Jing, graduate student (Human Development and Family Studies; Heather Kirkorian, mentor). Mengguo  just returned from attending the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky from October  17 – 19, 2019. She presented a poster entitled “The effect of comprehensibility on saliency-based gaze prediction for children and adults watching Sesame Street.”

Congratulations to both award recipients, who will be invited to speak in the McPherson ERI seminar series during the 2020-21 academic year.