Friday November 18th
1220 MRB III
Friday November 18th
1:30 pm Arrivals – coffee and conversations in the lobby
2:00 pm Welcome: Ian Macara, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise McGavock Chair, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
2:05 pm “Molecular Mechanisms of Visual Cortical Plasticity” Xiangmin Xu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine.
2:35 pm perspective: Randolph Blake, Ph.D., Centennial Professor of Psychology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vice Chair of Psychology, Vanderbilt University.
2:40 pm “The Evolution of the Visual Pulvinar”, Jon Kaas, Ph.D., Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.
3:10 pm perspective: Mark Wallace, Ph.D. Dean of the Graduate School, Louise McGavock Chair, Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
3:15 pm presentation: Rene Marois, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Psychology, Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.
3:25 pm coffee and stretch
3:40 pm perspective: Anita Disney, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
3:45 pm “Seeing Clearly: from LGN to Myopia” Thomas T. Norton, Ph.D., F.A.A.O. Professor, Vision Sciences UAB School of Optometry
4:15 pm perspective: Jeffrey D. Schall, Ph.D., E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences , Director, Center for Integrative & Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
4:20 pm perspective : Paul Martin, Ph.D., Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health, Central Clinical School Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
4:25 pm “Thalamocortical Interactions” Murray Sherman, Ph.D., Maurice Goldblatt Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurobiology, The University of Chicago
5:05 pm perspective: David Calkins, Ph. D. The Denis M. O’Day Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vice-Chairman and Director for Research, The Vanderbilt Eye Institute Director, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University.
5:10 pm Reception in the Atrium