Our Latest Guest Speakers

Jayakrishna Ambati, M.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecture Series in Vision
Title: From People to Petri dishes to Pests to Populations: A Journey to Unravel Macular Degeneration

12:00 PM, Monday, November 5th, 2018
Elliott Conference Room in the Vanderbilt Eye Institute

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Edward Chaum M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Vanderbilt University
Innovation in Vision Series
Title: The Expanding Role of Prominin-1 in Cellular Homeostasis in the Retina and Beyond

12:00 PM, Friday, November 16th, 2018
Medical Research Building 4 Conference Room (Room 11455)

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Claude Burgoyne M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Distinguished Lecture Series in Vision
Title: Is Early Retrolaminar Demyelination of Structurally Intact Axons a Component of Glaucoma?

12:00 PM, Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Elliott Conference Room in the Vanderbilt Eye Institute

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Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO

Site Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Vice Chair, Translational Ophthalmology Research, Mt. Sinai Healthcare System
Distinguished Lecture Series in Vision and Ophthalmology
Title: POAG Genomics: Where are we now?

12:00 PM, Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Elliott Conference Room in the Vanderbilt Eye Institute

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Russell Van Gelder M.D., Ph.D.

University of Washington
Distinguished Lecture Series in Vision
Title: TBA

12:00 PM, Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Elliott Conference Room in the Vanderbilt Eye Institute

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Adriana Di Polo, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Montreal
Title: TBA

4:10 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Medical Research Building III, Lecture Hall (Room 1220)

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Past Seminar Speakers

 

Bobby Bodenheimer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Innovation in Vision Series
Title: Applying Virtual Reality to Simulate Visual Impairment

12:00 PM, Wednesday, October 18, 2018
Medical Research Building 4 Conference Room (Room 11455)

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Aude Oliva, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Mapping the spatio-temporal dynamics of recognition in the human brain

4:10 PM, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Medical Research Building III, Lecture Hall (Room 1220)

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David Berson, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Brown University
Title: Seeing Where We’re Going: A Retinal Code for Self-Motion

4:10 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Medical Research Building III, Lecture Hall (Room 1220)


Alexander Huk, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology
The University of Texas
Title: New perspectives on motion processing in the primate visual system

4:10 PM, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Medical Research Building III, Lecture Hall (Room 1220)
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vision Training Grant


Bruce Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Small Animal MRI Facility
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Title: Oxidative Stress and its Functional Consequences Measured In Vivo by MRI

12:00 PM, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Elliott Conference Room in the Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Vision Research Center


Kenny Tao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Title: Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography in Ophthalmic Imaging

12:00 PM, Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Medical Research Building 4 Conference Room (Room 11455)

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Nick Turk-Browne, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Yale University
Title: Attention and perception in memory systems

4:10 PM, Friday, April 12th, 2017
Medical Research Building 4 Conference Room (Room 11455)
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vision Training Grant


Jorge Riera Diaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University
Title: How Does Biophysical Modeling Help Understand Neuroimaging Data in Epilepsy?

12:00 PM, Monday, March 27th, 2017
Wilson Hall – Room 069
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vision Training Grant


Michele Rucci, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
Title: Seeing By Moving: The Motor Side of visual perception

4:10 PM, Wednesday, February 22th, 2017
Medical Research Building III, Lecture Hall (Room 1220)
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vision Training Grant


Thomas W. Gardner, M.D., M.S.

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Kellogg Eye Center – University of Michigan

4:10 PM, Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Medical Research Building III, Lecture Hall (Room 1220)
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vision Training Grant