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  1. Seminar: Dissecting The Gene Regulatory Network In Retinal Development

    Xiuqian Mu, Assistant Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology from the State University of New York at Buffalo is scheduled to present a seminar at 4pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the EIHG Auditorium. The title of his seminar is: Dissecting the gene regulatory network in retinal development: One Cut at a time. The Department […]

    Aug 29, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  2. What It’s Like To Go Blind

    This is important for scientists and non-scientists alike.  You might be surprised at how many people do not know someone who is blind or has gone through a blinding disease.  You might be further surprised at how many scientists that are engaged in vision research do not really know what its like to have gone through […]

    Aug 28, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  3. Portrait of Vision Scientist: Jun Yang

    Jun Yang‘s lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of hereditary retinal degenerative diseases, focusing specifically on the mechanisms of a set of inherited diseases in Usher Syndrome where people go blind and deaf due to defects in the cytoskeleton of photoreceptors in the eye and hair cells in the ear.  She explores the cell biology of photoreceptors with […]

    Aug 22, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  4. Seminar: Upcoming VIG August 21st @ NOON

    Upcoming VIG featuring Alyssa Lolofie from the Levine Lab and Sarah Redmon from the Krizaj Lab. Will be held in the Moran Auditorium West at noon on August 21st, 2014

    Aug 15, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  5. Seminar: Jiang Li, Intraflagellar Transport (IFT) Essential For Photoreceptor Connecting Cilium/Axoneme Formation and Maintenance

    Jiang Li will be delivering a seminar, Intraflagellar Transport (IFT) Essential For Photoreceptor Connecting Cilium/Axoneme Formation and Maintenance on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 in the John A. Moran Eye Center auditorium.   Abstract: A light-sensitive photoreceptor outer segment (OS) is a modified primary cilium and communicates with the inner segment (IS) through a “connecting cilium” (CC), a structure […]

    Aug 13, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  6. Glowing Sharks Have Unusual Eyes

    There are species of shark that are bioluminescent and have evolved ocular structures designed to detect faint light patterns in the deep ocean produced by other bioluminescent sharks that live at depths from 600 to 3,000 feet in the mesopelagic zone where very little sunlight reaches. These eyes as expected, have visual adaptations optimized for […]

    Aug 11, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  7. Crazy Circle Illusion

    This video by brusspup on Youtube shows a series of moving white circles that travel in straight lines… the trick is the illusion of circular motion through relative timing of the linear motion.  Well done. See Brusspup’s Youtube channel for additional, really spectacular illusions and scientific visualizations.

    Aug 7, 2014 — Read more No Comments