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  1. Seminar: Molecular Organization of the First Visual Synapse

    Kirill Martemyanov, Associate Professor at the Scripps Institute will be delivering a seminar on Molecular Organization of the First Visual Synapse, on Wednesday, February 10th at 12pm in the Moran Eye Center auditorium. Abstract: Signaling in the retina plays an essential role in our vision. Light is detected by rod and cone photoreceptors that convert it to […]

    Jan 11, 2016 — Read more No Comments
  2. Seminar: Protein Diversity Through Modification – Role In Photoreceptor Function

    Ramamurthy Visvanathan from West Virginia University will be delivering a seminar on Protein diversity through modification and its role in photoreceptor function on January 21st, 2015  in the Moran Eye Center auditorium. Abstract:  The enormous diversity of proteins despite limited number of genes is generated by post-transcriptional processing of the pre-mRNA. Post- translational modifications further expand the diversity […]

    Jan 15, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  3. 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
  4. Seminar: Ocular Consequences of Stra6 (Retinol-Binding Protein Receptor) Gene Disruption In Mice

    Dean Bok from University California Los Angeles is delivering a seminar on October 24th, 2012 in the Moran Eye Center auditorium on the first floor.  Dean will be talking about Ocular Consequences of Stra6 (Retinol-Binding Protein Receptor) Gene Disruption In Mice. Abstract: We generated a mouse modelin in which the Stra6 gene was functionally disrupted to […]

    Oct 15, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Seminar: Photoreceptor Networks And Color

    Julie Schnapf, Ph.D. from University California San Francisco is delivering a seminar this Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Moran Eye Center auditorium on the first floor.  Julie will be talking about Photoreceptor Networks and Color. Abstract:  Photoreceptors are more than just photon transduction machines.  They also communicate with each other, forming interactive electrical networks […]

    Sep 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  6. Store-Operated Channels Regulate Intracellular Calcium In Mammalian Rods

    This *very cool* paper in The Journal of Physiology (also featured in the F1000) by authors Tünde Molnar, Peter Barabas, Lutz Birnbaumer, Claudio Punzo, Vladimir Kefalov and David Krizaj examines mechanisms of cytosolic calcium levels in rod photoreceptor cells.

    Jul 20, 2012 — Read more 1 Comment
  7. Review: Defective Trafficking of Rhodopsin and Its Role In Retinal Degenerations

    This is a great review paper on the role of rhodopsin trafficking and its influence on retinal degenerative disease by TJ Hollingsworth and Alecia Gross.  Rhodopsin delocalization in rod photoreceptors has been recognized for some time as one of the first indications of retinal photoreceptor cell stress in retinal degenerative diseases, so I was intrigued […]

    Mar 15, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  8. Cone Opsin Determines The Time Course of Cone Photoreceptor Degeneration in Leber Congenital Amaurosis

    It is been long known that ventral and central cones degenerate more rapidly than dorsal cones in retinoid-deprived LCA (Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis) models.  This paper in PNAS by Tao Zhang, Wolfgang Baehr…

    Jun 13, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  9. Rod Photoreceptor TEM

    May 11, 2011 — Read more 2 Comments