Seminar: Photoreception In Fetal And Newborn Mice: Actions On Behavior And Vascular Patterning In The Eye

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David Copenhagen, Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology at University of California, San Francisco will be delivering a seminar on “Photoreception In Fetal And Newborn Mice: Actions On Behavior And Vascular Patterning In The Eye” on Wednesday, April 6th at 12:00 Noon in the Moran Eye Center auditorium.

Abstract:

Melanopsin-mediated photoreception in fetuses and young neonatal mice.
The newly discovered melanopsin-expressing photoreceptors in the eye are born around mid fetal gestation and well before rod and cone-mediated visual signaling emerges (~postnatal day 10) in mice. Our research focuses on understanding what visual functions are facilitated by photo activated melanopsin cells in fetal and neonatal animals. I will discuss also our studies directed toward elucidating signaling pathways activated by melanopsin cells in the eye.

Seminar: Melanopsin Signaling In The Eye

King-Wai Yau, Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University is delivering a seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at the Eccles Institute for Human Genetics here at the University of Utah.  Dr. Yau will be talking about Melanopsin Signaling In The Eye.

Abstract: The discovery of melanopsin signaling pathway in the eye was voted one of the top 10 breakthroughs of the year by Science in 2002.  Dr. Yau has made seminal contributions to this pathway and its role in non-image forming visual functions (e.g. circadian rhythm).  Dr. Yau will present recent exciting work from his lab regarding the transduction mechanism of melanopsin signaling.

The Moran Eye Center’s Yingbin Fu is hosting.