Join us for Virtual MERI-at-a-Glance Talks, Friday, February 26th at Noon

2020 Virtual MERI-at-a-Glance, Friday, February 26th 

MERI-at-a-Glance is an annual event (on Zoom this year due to the pandemic) that highlights the breadth of vision research conducted by McPherson ERI members at UW–Madison and other campuses.  Speakers give a brief overview of the type of research performed in their lab. These quick talks offer an opportunity to hear about the frontiers of vision research at the McPherson Eye Research Institute. For more information, please contact Chris Lacey at

This year’s speakers were:

Leigh Ann Mrotek, PhD, Marquette University, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, 2020 Expanding Our Vision award recipient

                Get that mosquito! Using visual cues in changing environments

Ari Rosenberg, PhD, UW–Madison, Dept. of Neuroscience, 2020 Expanding Our Vision award recipient

                Perceiving what we cannot sense: Insights from 3D vision

 Sushmita Roy, PhD, UW–Madison, Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, 2020 Expanding Our Vision award recipient

                Deciphering the molecular circuitry within living cells

 Karen Schloss, PhD, UW–Madison, Dept. of Psychology, 2020 Expanding Our Vision award recipient

                Inferring meaning from color in visual communication

 Andreas Velten, PhD, UW–Madison, Dept. of Computer Science, 2020 Expanding Our Vision award recipient

                Capturing video around a corner

Heather Kirkorian, PhD, UW–Madison, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies

                Watching TV through the eyes of the viewer: Visual attention during semi-naturalistic activities

 Dan Lipinski, MSc, DPhil, Medical College of Wisconsin, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

                Designing gene therapies for complex ocular disease