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  1. Seminar: Linking Metabolism, Vascular Maintenance, and Photoreceptor Homeostasis in the Retina

    Peter Westenskow, Research Associate, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute Staff Scientist, Lowy Medical Research Institute will be delivering a seminar on Linking Metabolism, Vascular Maintenance, and Photoreceptor Homeostasis in the Retina on Wednesday, July 2nd 15th at Noon  in the the Moran Eye Center auditorium. Abstract: Functional interactions between neurons, vasculature, and glia within neurovascular units […]

    Jul 2, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  2. Merry Christmas From Peter Westenskow And The Friedlander Laboratory

    Peter Westenskow from the Friedlander Laboratory at Scripps sends this rather excellent neovascular Santa tuft for everyone to enjoy for Christmas and the New Year.  Thanks Peter! Peter was a star graduate student here at the Moran Eye Center in Sabine Fuhrmann’s laboratory and has done amazing science in his post-doc at Scripps.  He’s decided to […]

    Dec 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. Astrocyte pVHL and HIF-α Isoforms Are Required for Embryonic-To-Adult Vascular Transition In The Eye

    This paper from Toshihide Kurihara, Peter Westenskow, Tim Krohne, Edith Aguilar, Randy A. Johnson, and Marty Friedlander propose a model for the transition from embryonic to adult circulation in the eye  using a combinatorial gene deletion approach with over expression assays, examining astrocyte-targeted deletion of von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor (Vhl), hypoxia-inducible factor-αs (Hif-αs), and VEGF […]

    Jan 13, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Activated Müller Glia

    Friend of Webvision, Peter Westenskow in the Friedlander Laboratory sent us this beautiful image of activated Müller glia in a stressed mouse eye.  You can see the scar in the photoreceptor layer towards the top of the image.  The mouse line is VLDLR -/-.  These mice exhibit aberrant neovascular tufts that invade the ONL and eventually […]

    Dec 23, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  5. Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cultures

    Friend of Webvision, Peter Westenskow in Marty Friedlander’s laboratory sent along this gorgeous image of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells differentiating from induced pluripotent stem cells.  

    Nov 19, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  6. ARVO 2011 Snap Shots

    ARVO 2011 has come and gone.  Its taken me a couple of weeks to get through the post ARVO chaos and get caught up on my own work before posting some of the snapshots, but here they are.  If you’d like to post your snapshots from ARVO here, send me an email ( and we’ll […]

    May 24, 2011 — Read more 3 Comments