On behalf of our scientists, clinicians and trainees in vision, I would like to welcome you to the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center or VVRC, as we like to call it in Nashville. Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center continue to share a rich and diverse tradition in vision sciences. The VVRC was founded in 1989 through the funding of a National Eye Institute P30 Core Grant, which continues to this day (P30-EY08126). The rapid growth of the VVRC arose through collaboration between our inaugural director Dr. Maureen Powers, PhD, and Dr. Denis O’Day, MD, past chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Their vision research programs and joint efforts to bolster training in visual sciences established a template for cross-campus collaboration that quickly blossomed and continues to this day. Since those early days, we have grown to include nearly 60 members across Vanderbilt campuses. Contributing research programs span the College of Arts & Science, Peabody College, School of Engineering and the School of Medicine with individual federal grants exceeding $11 million in direct research support. The mission of the VVRC is simple: to understand the biological substrates of vision and mechanisms of eye disease through novel technologies, strategies and partnerships.
The Vanderbilt Vision Research Center is Headquartered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: 11425 Langford MRB IV 2213 Garland Avenue
Our Latest Guest Speakers
Vision Research Seminar Series – Guest Speakers
Bruce Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Small Animal MRI Facility
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Vision Research Center
Title: Oxidative Stress and its Functional Consequences Measured In Vivo by MRI
1:00 PM, Friday, April 7, 2017
Medical Research Building III Lecture Hall (Room 1220)
Vision Training Seminars
Neural mechanisms of speed-accuracy tradeoff of visual search in superior colliculus
Langford, MRB IV, Room 11455
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Friday, April 14, 2017