February VIG Meeting Announcement

2013-02-21VIG-Seminar Flyer

This is the first Vision Interest Group (VIG) notice here on Webvision.  The VIG is designed as a resource for students and post-docs to present their work/research to their contemporaries and all interested parties who wish to attend and participate.

The February VIG at the John A. Moran Eye Center will be held on February 21st from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the John A. Moran Eye Center auditorium on the 1st floor.

Research Reports:
Patrick Gordon, Levine Lab, Grad Student:”Lhx2 balances self-renewal with neurogenic output and promotes competence state progression in retinal progenitor cells”

Jessica (Li) Jiang, Baehr Lab, Postdoc: “Heterotrimeric Kinesin-II is required for photoreceptor outer segment formation and maintenance”

Moderator: Peter Barabas, Postdoc from the Krizaj lab.

Pizza from The Pie is kindly provided by Dr. Robert E. Marc.


Notes about the presentation format:
Research Report presenters should prepare a 15-20 minute long talk to allow for questions and discussion (about 5 minutes) and a few minutes of transition time between talks.

TEP (The Elevator Pitch) talks are short presentations, which should be kept under 15 minutes in length (preferably 5-10 minutes). The more time is left for discussion the better.

Other news:

New organizer!
The new organizer and moderator for VIG (starting from March 2013) will be Daniel Ryskamp a neuroscience grad student in the Krizaj Lab.

Future planned VIG talks

March 21st VIG speakers: @ WEST Moran Auditorium, NOON
Preejith Vachali, Bernstein Lab, Research Associate
Tunde Molnar, Krizaj Lab, Postdoc

April 18th VIG speakers: @ WEST Moran Auditorium, NOON
Kumar Das, Ambati Lab, Postdoc
Haibo Wang, Hartnett Lab, Research Associate


June 20th VIG speakers: @ WEST Moran Auditorium, NOON
Amber Frye, Krizaj Lab, Research Analyst

July 18th VIG speakers: @ WEST Moran Auditorium, NOON
TEP Talk: Brian Stagg, MD resident