The Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium, The Pisart Seminar

10/5/2019
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New York, NY

Honoring Vladimir Kefalov, PhD, 2019 Alfred W. Bressler Prize Winner and Tiffany Schmidt, PhD, 2019 Pisart Award Winner

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 am

Location: The University Club of New York, One West 54th Street (at 5th Ave.), New York, NY 10019

For more information, please contact Gordon Rovins at awards@lighthouseguild.org or 212-769-7801.


Program

(Presenters in order of appearance)

Pisart Seminar

Paul Gamlin, PhD
Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells in Health and Disease
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurobiology, Psychology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kevin Park, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Factors That Regulate Reconnection of Damaged Retinal Ganglion Cells
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Tiffany Schmidt, PhD, 2018 Pisart Award Recipient
Illuminating Visual Circuits
Assistant Professor Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern University


Bressler Vision Science Symposium

Understanding and Preserving Photoreceptor Function

John Flannery, PhD
Developing Gene Therapies to Preserve Cone Photoreceptors
Professor of Optometry and Vision Science University of California Berkeley School of Optometry, Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology,  Associate Director, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Jeannie Chen, PhD
Blinding Disorders Caused by Defects in Phototransduction
Professor, Department of Cell & Neurobiology, Department of Ophthalmology, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Thomas Ferguson, PhD
Better Vision Through Healthy (Self)-Eating
Professor, John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Vladimir Kefalov, PhD, 2018 Bressler Prize Recipient
Mechanisms Mediating the Function of Cone Photoreceptors and Daytime Vision
Professor, John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis