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Vision Science Journal Club

A Discussion of Contemporary Vision Research


​The Department of Ophthalmology is pleased to announce the start of the Vision Research Journal Club!  This journal club will broadly cover contemporary literature in the visual sciences.  Everyone is welcome – our goal is to assemble the diverse vision research community present within the University and learn from each other.  We will meet the 3rd Friday of each month during the academic year from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Ophthalmology Conference Room (RC-1 North, room 5109).  As we are meeting at noon, you are encouraged to bring your lunch with you.

 

If you are interested in presenting at the Journal Club, please contact Dr. Brzezinski or Spencer LaFasto to be added to our list of presenters.

2014 - 2015 Presentation Schedule

 

September 19, 2014 - Joseph A. Brzezinski, Ph.D
Restoration of vision after transplantation of photoreceptors


October 17, 2014 - Rooban Nahomi, Ph.D.


November 21, 2014 - Ram H. Nagaraj, Ph.D.


December 19, 2014 - Whitney Setterberg and Amir Torbati, Ph.D.


January 16, 2015 - J. Mark Petrash, Ph.D.


February 20, 2015 - Omid Masihzadeh, Ph.D.


March 20, 2015 - Tania Eliseeva


April 17, 2015 - Kun-Che (Gary) Chang, M.S.


May 15, 2015 - Niklaus Mueller, Ph.D.

2013 - 2014 Presentation Schedule
  

September 27, 2013 - Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Gene therapy rescues photoreceptor blindness in dogs and paves the way for treating human X-linked retinitis pigmentosa
 

October 25, 2013 - Niklaus Mueller, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Exosomes from Retinal Astrocytes Contain Antiangiogenic Components That Inhibit Laser-induced Choroidal Neovascularization
 

November 15, 2013 - Kun-Che (Gary) Chang, M.S. (Ph.D. Candidate, Toxicology Program)
Whole genome sequencing in patients with retinitis pigmentosa reveals pathogenic DNA structural changes and NEK2 as a new disease gene
 

December 27, 2013 - Canceled due to holiday
 

January 24, 2014 - Tania Eliseeva (Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience Program)
 

February 28, 2014 - David Ammar, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Proximal inhibition of p38 MAPK stress signaling prevents distal axonopathy
 

March 28, 2014 - Mark Petrash, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
 

April 25, 2014 - Omid Masihzadeh, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
 

May 23, 2014 - Open 

 
 

  
2012 - 2013 Presentation Schedule 
  

November 6, 2012 - Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Photochemical restoration of visual responses in blind mice.

  

December 4, 2012 - Mark Petrash, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
​Therapeutic effects of systemic administration of chaperone αB-crystallin associated with binding proinflammatory plasma proteins.

  

January 1, 2013 - Canceled due to holiday

  

February 5, 2013 - Omid Masihzadeh, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Research in Progress Presentation

  

March 5, 2013 - Niklaus Mueller, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Analysis of the Cytoprotective Role of α-Crystallins in Cell Survival and Implication of the αA-Crystallin C-Terminal Extension Domain in Preventing Bax-Induced Apoptosis

  

April 2, 2013 - James Friedman, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Age-Related Retinopathy in NRF2-Deficient Mice

  

May 7, 2013 - ARVO Annual Meeting

  

June 4, 2013 - Kun-Che (Gary) Chang, M.S. (Ph.D. Candidate, Toxicology Program)
Retinal Microglial Activation and Inflammation Induced by Amadori-Glycated Albumin in a Rat Model of Diabetes

  
 

  
​2011 - 2012 Presentation Schedule 
  

April 17, 2012 - Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
HB-EGF is necessary and sufficient for Müller glia dedifferentiation and retina regeneration.

  

May 1, 2012 - ARVO Prentation Practice

  

May 15, 2012 - ARVO Wrap-Up and Discussion

 

June 5, 2012 - James Friedman, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
KLHL3 mutations cause familial hyperkalemic hypertension by impairing ion transport in the distal nephron

  

June 19, 2012 - Mark Petrash, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
Transcriptome analysis using next generation sequencing reveals molecular signatures of diabetic retinopathy and efficacy of candidate drugs

  

July 3, 2012 - Brian Laffin, Ph.D. ​(Department of Ophthalmology)
Efficient Generation of Lens Progenitor Cells from Cataract Patient–Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

  

July 17, 2012 - Niklaus Mueller, Ph.D. (Department of Ophthalmology)
αB-crystallin/sHSP protects cytochrome c and mitochondrial function against oxidative stress in lens and retinal cells