Upcoming SIVR Colloquia
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Upcoming SIVR

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Brzezinski
Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Deciphering How the Transcription Factor Otx2 is Regulated During Retinal Development

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Ione Fine
Affiliation: University Washington
Title: Pulse 2 Percept: Modeling the Percepts of People Implanted with Retinal and Cortical Prostheses

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Connie Cepko
Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Departments of Genetics and Ophthalmology, Blavatnik Institute
Title: TBD

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – 12:00pm – Room 1808 (Alumni Commons)
Speaker: Dr. Susan Cotter
Affiliation: SCCO at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Title: Intermittent Exotropia: Evidence-based Treatment

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Derek Welsbie
Affiliation: UC San Diego Health, La Jolla
Title: TBD

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker: Dr. Meng Lin
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
Title: Controversies in Scleral Lens Research

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Iqbal Ahmad
Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title: TBD

Past SIVR Colloquia
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2012-21 SIVR Colloquia

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker: Dr. Harold Sedgwick
Affiliation: SUNY College of Optometry
Title: The Ground Theory of Space Perception

Date:Friday, December 04, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Ilker Yildirim
Affiliation:Yale University
Title: Reverse-Engineering Cognition with Causal Generative Models and Deep Neural Networks

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Georgina Kleege
Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley
Title: Low Vision Talks Back

Date:Friday, March 06, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Debora Nickla
Affiliation:New England College of Optometry
Title:Circadian Rhythms, Refractive Development and Myopia

Date:Friday, February 28, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Michael Berry II
Affiliation:Princeton University
Title:The Population Code of the Retina

Date:Friday, February 21, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Maribel Vazquez
Affiliation:Rutgers University
Title:Regenerative Potential of Muller glia

Date:Friday, February 14, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Daniel Wolpert
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:Probabilistic Models of Sensorimotor Control and Decision Making

Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Karla Zadnik
Affiliation:The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Title:Can we predict myopia onset and/or progression?

Date:Friday, January 24, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Steven Zucker
Affiliation:Yale University
Title:How is it possible that we infer 3D shape from image information?

Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 12:30pm – Room 222
Speaker:Sandra Wagner
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Accommodation Behavior and Ciliary Muscle Activity in Myopia

Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Dimitra Makrynioti
Affiliation:University of Patras, Greece
Title:Fighting Dry Eye Syndrome in High Myopia with Novel Contact Lens Materials Developed in Greece

Date:Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – 11:00am – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Dennis Levi
Affiliation:UC Berkeley School of Optometry
Title:Learning to See in Depth

Date:Monday, December 16, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Carmen Pons
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Functional and Clinical Consequences of Asymmetries between ON and OFF pathways

Date:Friday, December 13, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Jianhua Cang
Affiliation:University of Virginia
Title:Visual Processing in the Superior Colliculus

Date:Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Ava Bittner
Affiliation:University of California, Los Angeles
Title:Innovative Technologies to Remotely Monitor and Provide Care for Patients with Visual Assistive Devices

Date:Friday, December 06, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Krystel Huxlin
Affiliation:University of Rochester
Title:Dynamics and Limits of Visual Plasticity in Hemianopia

Date:Friday, November 22, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Andrew Anderson
Affiliation:University of Melbourne
Title:Getting Back on Track After the Unexpected Happens: An Eye Movement Model of Sequenced Actions

Date:Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Xiaoying Zhu
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Temporal Integration of Visual Signals in Lens Compensation

Date:Friday, November 15, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Emilio Salinas
Affiliation:Wake Forest School of Medicine
Title:How perception informs urgent saccadic choices: halting, acceleration, and deceleration of neural activity

Date:Friday, November 08, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Michael Iuvone
Affiliation:Emory University School of Medicine
Title:Retinal Dopamine and Circadian Clocks: Roles in Visual Function and Dysfunction

Date:Friday, October 11, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Edward Levine
Affiliation:Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title:Regulation of Progenitor Properties During Retinal Development

Date:Friday, September 27, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. David C. Lyon
Affiliation:University of California, Irvine
Title:Quality of Responses Generated in Visual Cortex by Retinal Sheet Transplants in Models of Severe Retinal Degeneration

Date:Friday, September 20, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Mulugeta Semework
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:How do you remember your environment? Vision and memory, and how ML/AI can help our understanding

Date:Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Shirin E. Hassan
Affiliation:Indiana University School of Optometry
Title:Decisions, Decisions: Is it Safe to Cross the Street?

Date:Friday, June 14, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 101
Speaker:Dr. Shiri Azenkot
Affiliation:The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Cornell University
Title:Augmenting Reality to Support People with Low Vision in Daily Tasks

Date:Friday, June 07, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Bradley Dougherty
Affiliation:The Ohio State University
Title:Driving with Central Vision Impairment

Date:Friday, May 17, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Brett Joseph King
Affiliation:Indiana University
Title:Adaptive Optics Gonioscopy of the Human Trabecular Meshwork in vivo

Date:Friday, May 10, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. David Berson
Affiliation:Brown University
Title:Retinal circuits for visual reflexes

Date:Friday, April 26, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Riccardo Natoli
Affiliation:Australian National University, Canberra
Title:How light exposure contributes to retinal degenerations

Date:Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Franklin Bui
Affiliation:Suny College of Optometry
Title:The Effect of Low-Dose Atropine on the Biometry of the Choroid and Other Ocular Structures in Healthy Adults – (Master’s Thesis Seminar)

Date:Friday, April 19, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Louis Pasquale
Affiliation:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
Title:The Role of Nitric Oxide Signaling in Glaucomatous Neuro-degeneration

Date:Monday, April 15, 2019 – 1:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Brenda Tan
Affiliation:Suny College of Optometry
Title:Making a Model of Myopia – (Master’s Thesis Seminar)

Date:Monday, April 15, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Rita Nieu
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:The Role of Spherical Aberration and ON-Bipolar Function in Eye Growth – (Master’s Thesis Seminar)

Date:Friday, April 12, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Emily Cooper
Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley
Title:Natural, Virtual, and Augmented 3D Vision

Date:Friday, April 05, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Jacob Feldman
Affiliation:Rutgers University
Title:Complexity of Decision Rules in Shape Classification

Date:Tuesday, April 02, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Juan “Jenny” Huang
Affiliation:The Ohio State University
Title:Myopia and Beyond

Date:Friday, March 29, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Bryan William Jones
Affiliation:University of Utah
Title:The Ultrastructure of Retinal Circuitry in Health and Disease

Date:Friday, March 15, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Prof. James H. Elder
Affiliation:York University, Toronto Canada
Title:Human and Machine Perception of 3D Shape from Contour

Date:Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Nolan Wilson
Affiliation:Suny College of Optometry
Title:Object Segmentation: A Method of Understanding the Evolutionary Significance of L- and M-Cones. (Master’s Thesis Seminar)

Date:Friday, March 06, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Robert Ennis
Affiliation:University of Geissen, Germany
Title:The Color Appearance of 3-D, Thick, Transparent Objects

Date: Friday, March 01, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Ning Qian
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:Some Thoughts on Visual Encoding and Decoding

Date:Tuesday, February 05, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Regan Ashby
Affiliation:University of Canberra, Australia
Title:Elucidating the Signalling Pathways Underlying Ocular Growth

Date:Friday, January 18, 2019 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Elissa Aminoff Ph.D.
Affiliation:Department of Psychology, Fordham University
Title:From Associations to Computer Vision: Scene Understanding in the Brain

Date:Friday, November 30, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Darlene Archer
Affiliation:Usrey Lab at University of California, Davis
Title:ON-OFF Asymmetries in Contrast Gain and Spatial Integration in the Macaque LGN

Date:Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Tatsiana Palavets
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Blue-blocking Filters and Digital Eyestrain (Master’s Thesis Seminar)

Date:Friday, November 16, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Denis Pelli
Affiliation:New York University
Title:The Phenomenon of Crowding Offers Clues into How People Recognize Objects

Date:Friday, November 09, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Bas Rokers
Affiliation:University of Wisconsin – Madison
Title:Motion Perception in Three Dimensions

Date:Friday, September 14, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Tonia Rex
Affiliation:Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Title:Mechanisms and Therapy for Optic Nerve Trauma

Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 10:00am – Room 222 (Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Kevin Willeford
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:An Analysis of the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Covert and Overt Spatial Attention

Date:Monday, August 06, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 103 (Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Erin Koch
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Geometry of Visual Cortex and 3D Perception

Date:Friday, June 22, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Vivian Choh
Affiliation:University of Waterloo
Title:Understanding and Altering Mechanical Stress in the Visual System

Date:Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Seang Mei Saw
Affiliation:National University of Singapore
Title:The Prevention of Myopia-related Blindness

Date:Friday, May 25, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Frank Schaeffel
Affiliation:Institute of Ophthalmic Research at the University of Tübingen
Title:Levels of Spatio-temporal Visual Adaptation and Potential Effects on Eye Growth

Date:Friday, April 27, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Ian Nauhaus
Affiliation:University of Texas
Title:Functional Architecture of Primate V1

Date:Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 1:30pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:MuEn Yang
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Dynamic Color and Brightness Adaptation Abnormalities in Early Stages of Glaucoma

Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 2:30pm – Room 206 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Ayah Ahamed
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Evaluation of Techniques to Detect a Known Change in Astigmatism

Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Hadas Ben Eli
Affiliation:Hadassah Academic College
Title:Environmental and Infectious Exposures, Immune Biomarkers and Genetic Factors in Dry Eye Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome and B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2018– 10:30am – Room 222(PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Reza Azadi
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Planning and Execution of Sequential Saccades in the Human Oculomotor System

Date:Friday, April 20, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Falk Schroedl
Affiliation:Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg Austria
Title:Choroidal Innervation and Choroidal Accommodation: Why? How? What for?

Date:Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 9:00am – Room 206 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Nefeli Slavi
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:The Role of Connexin 43 Phosphorylation in Astrocyte Apoptosis and Pathologic Neovascularization in Proliferative Retinal Disease

Date:Friday, April 13, 2018, 3:30pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Roa Al-Abdalla
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:The Photopic Negative Response of the Full-Field Flash Electroretinogram in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Date:Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3:00pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Kathleen Hoang
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Autonomic Innervation and Digital Eye Strain

Date:Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:00 PM, Lecture Hall 103
Speaker:Meredith Stallone
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:CD147 in the Dry Eye Tear Film (Master Thesis Seminar)

Date:Wednesday, March 28, 2018– 2:00pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Jennifer Nguyen
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Spatial Contrast Sensitivity Function of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Date:Friday, March 23, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Mateusz Jaskulski
Affiliation:Indiana University Bloomington
Title:Digital Image Processing in Modern Optics Research – Ocular Aberrations, Objective Image Quality Metrics and Applications of Face Detection

Date:Friday, March 16, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Christopher Dainty
Affiliation:University College London Institute of Ophthalmology
Title:Adaptive Optics and Vision Science

Date:Friday, March 9, 2018– 2:30pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Danica Yang
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Novel Biomarkers in Early-Onset Stargardt Disease

Date:Friday, March 9, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Winrich Freiwald
Affiliation:The Rockefeller University
Title:The Dual Face: Vision’s Inroad into the Social Brain

Date:Tuesday, February 27, 2018– 5:00pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Emily Freeman
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Macular Changes in Multifocal Photopic Negative Response, Ganglion Cell Complex Thickness, and Visual Field Sensitivity in Glaucoma Patients

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Gregory W Schwartz
Affiliation:Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Title:Investigating a Physiological Link to Accommodation and Emmetropization

Date:Tuesday, January 9, 2018– 12:00pm – Room 222 (Master’s Thesis Seminar)
Speaker:Carson K. Wong
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Neural Filters for Decoding Shapes from Texture Cues

Date:Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 2:00pm – Room 222 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Tianhao Cai
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Binocular Global Motion Perception: Stimulus Interactions in Random-dot Kinematograms

Date:Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 12:30pm – Room 222 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Romain Bachy
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Color Perception in Context: Effects of Eye Movements, Adaptation, Lateral Interaction, Scission and Integration

Date:Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Stefanie Wohl
Affiliation:University of Washington
Title:The Role of miRNAs in Muller glia Maturation and Function

Date:Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Didem Goz Ayturk
Affiliation:Harvard Medical School
Title:Inhibitory Interneuron Diversity and Connectivity in the Retina: Discovery of an On Mono-Polar Amacrine Cell

Date:Friday, November 17, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. Ichiro Kuriki
Affiliation:Tohoku University
Title:Representation of Color Information in Human Visual Cortex

Date:Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Catherine Cheng
Affiliation:The Scripps Research Institute
Title:Dissecting the Mechanisms for Lifelong Homeostasis and Transparency in the Eye Lens

Date:Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Manas Biswal
Affiliation:University of Florida
Title:Objective Assessment of Retinal Ganglion Cell Damage in Glaucoma

Date:Monday, September 25, 2017 – 9:30am – Room 222 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Nabin Joshi
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Objective Assessment of Retinal Ganglion Cell Damage in Glaucoma

Date:Thursday, August 03, 2017 – 11:00am – Room 222 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Kaushambi Roy
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Gap Junctional Coupling Between Retinal Amacrine and Ganglion Cells Underlies Coherent Spike Activity Integral to Global Object Perception

Date:Friday, June 16, 2017 – 12:00pm –1118 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Huaiyu Hu
Affiliation:Upstate Medical University
Title:A Role of Ciliary Pocket Matrix in Maintaining Photoreceptor Survival

Date:Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 103 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Cristina Llerena Law
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Binocular Approaches to Perceptual Learning in Adult Amblyopia

Date:Friday, June 02, 2017 – 12:00pm –Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Juan Carlos Letelier
Affiliation:Universidad De Chile
Title:ECG and Random Noise: Envelope Analysis of EEG Traces

Date:Friday, May 5, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 103 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Stephen Tsang
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:Precision Genome Surgery for Imprecision Medicine

Date:CANCELLED Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Bi Hong Sheng
Affiliation:School of Ophthalmology at the University of Shandong of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Title:Children Vision Care in Shandong: From Public Welfare to Scientific Research

Date:Friday, April 21, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 103 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Eyal Seidemann
Affiliation:The University of Texas at Austin
Title:Decision Related Activity and Top-down Attentional Modulation

Date:Friday, March 31, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Cecilia Chao
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Do Contact Lens Wear and LASIK Induce Inflammatory Response

Date:Friday, March 24, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Arthur Shapiro
Affiliation:American University
Title:Illusions: Studying the Weird to Gain Insight on the Ordinary

Date:Friday, March 10, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Johannes Burge
Affiliation:University of Pennsylvania
Title:The Lawful Imprecision of Human Tilt Estimation in Natural Scenes

Date:CANCELLED Friday, February 10, 2017 – 12:00pm – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Mehrdad Jazayeri
Affiliation:MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Title:Temporal Control of Self-Initiated Movements by Speed of Cortical Dynamics

Date:Friday, January 27, 2017 – 11:30 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Pauline Kang
Affiliation:University of New South Wales
Title:Myopia Control with Orthokeratology

Date:Friday, January 20, 2017 – 11:30 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Weiji Ma
Affiliation:New York University
Title:The Representation of Uncertainty in Visual Cortex

Date:Friday, January 13, 2017 – 11:30 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Gaby Maimon
Affiliation:The Rockefeller University
Title:Quantitatively Tuned Efference Copies During Gaze Changes in Drosophila

Date:Friday, December 09, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Jimmy Zhou
Affiliation:Yale University School of Medicine
Title:Glutamate-glycine Co-transmission in the Retina

Date:Friday, December 02, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Kristine Dalton
Affiliation:University of Waterloo
Title:The Sports Vision Challenge

Date:Friday, November 4, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Tatyana Sharpee
Affiliation:Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Title: Neural Mechanisms of Visual Object Recognition:

Date:Friday, October 28, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Steven K. Shevell
Affiliation:University of Chicago
Title:Perceptual Resolution of Neural Ambiguity

Date:Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Lauren Wool
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Color Vision: From Cells to Salience

Date:Monday, October 24, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Hanna Smithson
Affiliation:University of Oxford
Title:Part 1. Specularity and the Perception of Surface Colour
Part 2. High-resolution in vivo Retinal Imaging as a Tool for Vision Science

Date:Friday, October 14, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Douglas McMahon
Affiliation:Vanderbilt University
Title:Retina Neural Network Adaptation: Dopamine and Circadian Mechanisms

Date:Friday, October 07, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Nicole Rust
Affiliation:University of Pennsylvania
Title:The Superposition of Visual and Rule-based Representations in IT Cortex

Date:Friday, September 02, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Lisa Ostrin
Affiliation:University of Houston
Title:Objectively Measured Light Exposure and Eye Growth in Children: Potential Role of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells

Date:Friday, June 10, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Roger Tootell
Affiliation:Harvard University
Title:Visualizing and Linking Columnar Streams in Human Visual Cortex

Date:Friday, May 27, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Jonathan A Winawer
Affiliation:New York University
Title:Spatial and Temporal Integration in the Human Visual Pathways

Date:Monday, May 9, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Barbara Gillam
Affiliation:University of New South Wales Sydney
Title:The roles of absolute disparity, relative disparity and monocular regions in the perception of stereoscopic surface orientation

Date:Friday, April 22, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Alessandra Angelucci
Affiliation:University of Utah
Title:Contextual integration in primary visual cortex: circuits, mechanisms and function.

Date:Friday, April 15, 2016 – 12:00 -12:00 – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Michael Twa
Affiliation:University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title:Elasticity Imaging and Corneal Biomechanics

Date:Friday, March 25th, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Kalanit Grill-Spector
Affiliation:Stanford University
Title:The functional neuroanatomy of face perception

Date:Friday, March 18, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 206 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. David James Field
Affiliation:Cornell University
Title:Unraveling the natural scene manifold: A geometric approach to understanding non-linearities in the visual pathway

Date:Thursday, March 17, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 206 (Job Candidate)
Speaker:Dr. Bikash R. Pattnaik
Affiliation:University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Novel therapy for Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis using patient-in-adish

Date:Friday, February 26, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Elena Ivanova
Affiliation:Cornell University
Title:Leveraging Optogenetic-Based Neurovascular Circuit Characterization for Repair

Date:Friday, February 19, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Audrey Bernstein
Affiliation:Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Title:Pathological Protein Accumulation in the Eye

Date:Friday, January 22, 2016 – 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Nicholas J. Priebe
Affiliation:The University of Texas at Austin
Title:Binocular Integration in Mouse Visual Cortex

Date:Friday, December 11, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Michael Goldberg
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:Cortical Mechanisms for Attention and Arousal

Date:Friday, December 4, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr.Dario Ringach
Affiliation: University of California – Los Angeles
Title: Micro-organization of tuning selectivity in mouse primary visual cortex

Date:Friday, November 20, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222 (Colloquia)
Speaker:Dr. Harold Bedell
Affiliation:The University of Houston
Title:Crowding and Contour Interaction: More is Different

Date:Tuesday, October 20, 2015- 12:00 – 18th Floor Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Patricia D’Amore
Affiliation:Harvard University (Schepens Eye Research Institute)
Title:Role of VEGF in the Adult: Implications for Anti-VEFG Therapies

Date:Friday, September 25, 2015- 12:00 – 18th Floor Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Lynne Kiorpes
Affiliation:New York University
Title:Neural correlates of amblyopia

Date:Monday, July 27, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222 (PhD Dissertation Defense)
Speaker:Baptiste Caziot
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:The Contributions of Binocular Disparity to Mid-Level Vision

Date:Tuesday, June 2, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Wendy Harrison
Affiliation:Midwestern University
Title:Methods for Early Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease

Date:Monday, June 1, 2015- 12:00 – Room 206
Speaker:Dr. John E. Dowling
Affiliation:Harvard University
Title:The Zebrafish: An Animal that Sees

Date:Tuesday, May 26, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Atanu Ghosh
Affiliation:University of Rochester
Title:Optical and biomechanical factors associated with near work and myopia

Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Shiri Azenkot
Affiliation:Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Cornell Tech
Title:Designing Technology for Blind People

Date:Tuesday, April 21, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Alex Huk
Affiliation:University of Texas at Austin
Title:Decision-correlated activity in the posterior parietal cortex

Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Christopher Clark
Affiliation:Indiana University
Title:Retinal profile and structural differences between myopes and emmetropes

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Heather Anderson
Affiliation: University of Houston
Title: A Medley of Objectivity: Amplitude, Astigmatism, and Spectacle Compliance

Date:Tuesday, March 24, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Christian Casanova
Affiliation:Université de Montréal
Title:Neural processing in the pulvinar and its contribution to transthalamic cortico-cortical communication

Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde
Affiliation:State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center
Title: From exploration to fixation: towards a unified theory of saccadic function

Date:Tuesday, March 10, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Jamie Mazer
Affiliation:Yale School of Medicine
Title:Stabilizing visual and attention representations during natural vision

Date:Monday, March 9, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Li Li
Affiliation:Hong Kong University
Title:The role of optic flow in the control of locomotion toward a goal

Date:Tuesday, March 3, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Alison McDermott
Affiliation:University of Houston
Title:Antimicrobial peptides: Innate Defense Against Ocular Surface Pathogens and Potential Therapeutic Uses

Date:Tuesday, February 24, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Machelle Pardue
Affiliation:Emory University
Title:Retinal contributions to myopia susceptibility

Date:Tuesday, January 20, 2015- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Anitha Pasupathy
Affiliation:University of Washington
Title:Boundary curvature as a basis of form encoding in the primate brain

Date:Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. William Bialek
Affiliation:Princeton University
Title:More than the sum of their parts: Searching for collective behavior in networks of neurons and flocks of birds

Date:Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Alan Freeman
Affiliation:The University of Sydney
Title:Orientation detectors are narrowly tuned, motion detectors are broadly tuned: why?

Date:Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Ann E. Elsner
Affiliation:Indiana University
Title:I’m Not Done Yet: the life of cones in AMD

Date:Monday, November 10, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Susana Marcos
Affiliation:Instituto de Óptica
Title:Shedding light into Crystalline lens optics, accommodation, and presbyopia treatment

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker: Dr. Martin Banks
Affiliation: University of California – Berkeley
Title: Stereopsis is Optimized for the Natural Environment

Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Laura J. Frishman
Affiliation:University of Houston
Title:Noninvasive in vivo assessment of inner retinal and optic nerve function

Date:Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu
Affiliation:The Ohio State University
Title:Efficient Assessment of Visual Deficits in Amblyopia

Date:Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Stephen A. Burns
Affiliation:School of Optometry – Indiana University
Title:Imaging the Retinal Vasculature and Blood Flow

Date:Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 2:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Bonnie Cooper (Thesis Defense)
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Responses properties of macaque retinal ganglion cells to compound sinusoids and complex waveforms: harmonic analyses & relations to human psychophysical data.

Date:Tuesday, September 16,2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Kristina Haworth
Affiliation:The Ohio State University
Title:Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Oxidative Stress on the Human Ocular Surface

Date:Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Naveen K. Yadav
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Objective Assessment of Visual Dysfunction in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Population Using the Visual-Evoked Potential (VEP)

Date:Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 12:00 – 18th Floor (Alumni Commons)
Speaker:Dr. Tara Alvarez
Affiliation:New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title:Functional Mechanism of Neural Control in Convergence Insufficiency

Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Donald Hood
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:Glaucomatous Damage of the Macula

Date:Friday, May 23, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Javier Cudeiro
Affiliation:Department of Medicine, University of A Coruña (Spain) and Berenson-Allen Center, Harvard University (US)
Title:Modulatory mechanisms operating at the visual cortico-thalamic loop

Date:Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Nicola Anstice
Affiliation:The University of Auckland
Title:Myopia – Can we control it?

Date:Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Christopher Niell
Affiliation:University of Oregon
Title:Visual processing and behavioral state in the mouse

Date:Monday, April 21, 2014 – 12:00 – 18th Floor Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. William Tuten
Affiliation:University of California – Berkeley
Title:Single-cone psychophysics with adaptive optics

Date:Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 12:05 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Andrew Parker
Affiliation:University of Oxford
Title:The binocular brain: seeing in depth with two eyes.

Date:Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 12:05 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Andy Hartwick
Affiliation:Ohio State University
Title:Slow but Steady: Temporal Properties of Ganglion Cell Photoreceptors

Date:Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 12:20 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Dennis Levi
Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley
Title:Removing the brakes on plasticity in the amblyopic brain

Date:Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Susana Chung
Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley
Title:Plasticity of the visual system following macular lesions

Date:Friday, March 7th, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Sabine Kastner
Affiliation:Princeton University
Title:Network dynamics for attentional selection in the primate brain

Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Bosco Tjan
Affiliation:University of Southern California
Title:Form Vision without Fovea: image representation and gaze control

Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2014- 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Robert Wojciechowski
Affiliation:John Hopkins University
Title:Refractive Error Research in the Genomics Era

Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Toco Chui
Affiliation:New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Title:Monitoring Longitudinal Vasculopathic Changes in Human Retina using Offset Pinhole Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscopy

Date:Friday, February 7, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Mark Rosenfield
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Today’s technology: Yesterday’s eye exam

Date:Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Alexandra Benavente
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Spatial and Temporal Integration of Refractive Development

Date:Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons (18th Floor)
Speaker:Dr. Joo-Hyun Song
Affiliation:Brown University
Title:Attention and visuomotor processes

Date:Monday, December 9, 2013 – 11:00 – Room 1118
Speaker:Yushi Wang
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Functional Organization of Topographic Maps in Primary Visual Cortex

Date:Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 1:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Stanley Komban
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Neuronal and perceptual differences in the processing of Darks and Light

Date:Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Odelia Schwartz
Affiliation:Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title:Contextual influences in vision and natural image statistics

Date:Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Clemens Boucsein
Affiliation:Albert-Ludwigs-University
Title:The rodeo of spiking: on the importance of having a saddle in the bumpy regime

Date:Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Alexandra Benavente
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Spatial and Temporal Integration of Refractive Development

Date:Friday, October 18, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Michael Sullivan-Mee
Affiliation:Albuquerque VA Medical Centery
Title:Patient-driven research

Date:Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Michael Shadlen
Affiliation:Columbia University
Title:Believing and Time. A Neural Mechanism for Decision Making

Date:Friday, October 11, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Stephen Van Hooser
Affiliation:Brandeis University
Title:Choosing which way to go: the experience-dependent development of cortical direction

Date:Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. MaryAnn Banerji
Affiliation:SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Title:Type 2 diabetes and a new NIH study on the effectiveness of diabetes treatment

Date:Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Marilyn Vricella
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group

Date:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Teng Leng Ooi
Affiliation:Salus University
Title:Improving binocular vision of normals and amblyopes with a push pull perceptual learning protocol

Date:Tuesday, September 3, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 222
Speaker:Dr. Suresh Viswanathan
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Objective estimation of retinal ganglion cell dysfunction

Date:Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – 12:00 – Room 1519
Speaker:Robert Ennis
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:The Role of Mental Representations in the Geometrical Structure of Color Similarity Judgments

Date:Friday, June 14th, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. Mark Wexler
Affiliation: University of Sussex, UK, School of Psychology
Title:Continuous persistent state variables in vision

Date:Friday, May 17, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. Christoph Witzel
Affiliation: University of Sussex, UK, School of Psychology
Title: Perceptual correlates of color categorization

Date:Friday, May 3, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Greg Horwitz
Affiliation:University of Washington
Title:Exploring primary visual cortex with new techniques: isoresponse surface measurements and optogenetics

Date:Friday, April, 26 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Thomas Serre
Affiliation:Brown University
Title:Bottom-up and top-down processing in visual perception

Date:Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. Rowan Candy
Affiliation: Indiana University School of Optometry
Title: The visual experience of the young hyperope

Date:Thursday, March 14, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. David Berntsen
Affiliation:University Of Houston College Of Optometry
Title:Beyond the fovea: Spectacle and contact lens myopia control studies guiding clinical practice

Date:Wednesday, Februrary 20, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Jerry Sherman
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Advances in imaging of the Retina and Choroid

Date:Friday, February 15, 2013 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Alfredo Kirkwood
Affiliation:Johns Hopkins University
Title:Neuromodulation of Ocular Dominance Plasticity

Date:Friday, January 18, 2013 -12:00 -Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Robert Hess
Affiliation:McGill University, Canada
Title:A Binocular Approach to Treating Amblyopia

Date:Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 1:00 – Room 206
Speaker:Reza Lashgari
Affiliation:SUNY OptometryVisual Response Properties and Attentional Modulations of Local Field Potentials (LFPs) in Primary Visual Cortex
Title:PhD Dissertation Defense

Date:Thursday December 6, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Alan Freeman
Affiliation:The University of Sydney
Title:A functional model for primary visual cortex

Date:Thursday, November 29, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Robin Chalmers
Affiliation:Independent clinical trials consultant, Atlanta, GA
Title:What Recommendations Can Reduce Complications with Soft Contact Lens Wear?

Date:Friday, November 16, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Drs. Barry Lee, Steven DeVries, Elizabeth Johnson, Bevil Conway
Affiliation:SUNY, Northwestern University, Duke University, Wellesley University
Title:Neural processing of color signals: a mini-symposium in honor of Barry Lee

Date:Friday, November 16, 2012 – 10:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Preethi Thiagarajan
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading dysfunction in mild traumatic brain injury

Date:Friday, November 9, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Austin Roorda
Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry
Title:Adaptive optics for studying structure/function of eye disease on a cellular level

Date:Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Nicole Carnt
Affiliation:Moorfields Eye Hospital
Title:Epidemiology & genetics of corneal inflammatory events

Date:Thursday, October 25, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Timo Van Kerkoerle
Affiliation:The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Title:Feedforward & feedback activity in monkey visual cortex

Date:Friday, October 19, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Marcus Missal
Affiliation:L’Université Catholique de Louvain
Title:Causality perception and anticipatory eye movements

Date:Thursday, July 19, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Wendy Marsh-Tootle
Affiliation:University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry
Title:Measures in myopic children & young adults

Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Georgina Powell
Affiliation:Cardiff University
Title:Making the incredible credible: afterimages are modulated by contextual edges more than real stimuli

Date:Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Jing Yuan
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:PPAR gamma control of hypertonic-induced responses in human corneal epithelial cells

Date:Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Perez
Affiliation:SUNY College of Optometry
Title:From human to animal myopia and back. My personal experience in the field of myopia research

Date:Friday, June 15, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Pete Kollbaum
Affiliation:Indiana University School of Optometry
Title: Mission: impossible – ghost protocol – ameliorating the visibility of ghosting in presbyopic contact lens corrections

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Tracy Nguyen
Affiliation:Indiana University School of Optometry
Title:Lactate transport across the corneal endothelium

Date: Friday, May 25, 2012 – 12:00 – Room 101
Speaker: Dr. Frederic Chavane
Affiliation: Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University
Title: Scale dependent input normalization in V1:involvement of inter-cortical networks

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Yuanquan Yang
Affiliation: SUNY College of Optometry
Title: TGF-beta1 induces corneal fibrosis through TRPV1 activation in human corneal fibroblast

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012 – 3:30 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. Ben Thompson
Affiliation: University of Auckland
Title: What can brain imaging tell us about amblyopia?

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. Ben Thompson
Affiliation: University of Auckland
Title: Harnessing brain plasticity to improve visual function in amblyopia

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda
Affiliation: SUNY College of Optometry
Title: Oculomotor deficits and their remediation in mild traumatic brain injury

Date:Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Suresh Viswanathan
Affiliation:Indiana University School of Optometry
Title:Assessing retinal ganglion cell function in response to elevated intraocular pressure

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker: Dr. William Guido
Affiliation:Virginia Commonwealth University
Title:Circuit development in the visual thalamus

Date:Friday, March 16, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Mark Willcox
Affiliation:University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science
Title:Corneal infection, contact lenses and comfort: translational research 1993-2012

Date:Friday, March 2, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Bart Krekelberg
Affiliation:Rutgers University
Title:Neural mechanisms of perceptual stability

Date:Friday, February 17, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Rowland Taylor
Affiliation:Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science Univ.
Title:Diverse synaptic inputs drive homologous ON and OFF ganglion cell types in the mammalian retina

Date:Thursday, February 16, 2012 –12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Amy Nau
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Title: A taste of vision

Date:Friday, February 10, 2012– 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr. Paul Glimcher
Affiliation:New York University
Title:The neurobiology of visuo-saccadic decision making

Date:Thursday, January 12, 2012– 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Speaker:Dr.Stewart Bloomfield
Affiliation: New York University
Title: Mind the gap: The functional roles of neuronal gap junctions in tetinal physiology and pathology