Moran Eye Center Researcher Wolfgang Baehr: 2014 ARVO Proctor Award Winner

Webvision is proud to announce that our colleague here at the University of Utah‘s Moran Eye Center researcher Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., has been named by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), as the 2014 recipient of the Proctor Medal —considered to be the highest honor in the world awarded to scientists working in vision research. The award will be presented to Dr. Baehr during the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., scheduled for May 4 — 8. Dr. Baehr was chosen as the recipient of the Proctor Medal for a lifetime of achievements including his work in discovering mechanisms underlying retinal diseases.

P.S. Drop us a line if you’d like to celebrate with us on Monday, May 5th in Orlando, Florida.



How To Make An ARVO (Or Any Scientific Meeting) Poster

PowerPoint Presentation

It is now less than a month before the 2014 ARVO, this year being held in Orlando, Florida and many folks will be starting to put their posters together for the meeting.  Ideally, you should have already started, and there are many ways to do it, but judging from the Webvision server logs, lots of folks are looking for hints/clues or instructions on how to make their posters.  I presume that much of this traffic is from folks who are unexperienced in presenting their work in poster form, so consider this a short primer of sorts on how to design and create a poster that will effectively communicate your work.

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Seminar: Jian-xing Ma, The Wnt Pathway, Its Regulation And Roles In Retinal Diseases

Jian xing Ma Flyer

Jian-xing Ma will be delivering a seminar, The Wnt Pathway, Its Regulation And Roles In Retinal Diseases on Wednesday, April 16th at 11:30am in  the John A. Moran Eye Center auditorium.

Dr. Ma has made contributions to several areas of visual science: 1. Vitamin A metabolism, retinoid cycles (RPE65);  2. Oxidative stress and inflammation in diabetic microvascular complications, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and potential treatment; 3. New inhibitors of the Wnt pathway.

Dr. Bäerbel Rohrer In Berlin

Barb Rohrer

My colleague Dr. Wolfgang Baehr at the University of Utah sends this image of friend of Webvision, Dr. Bäerbel Rohrer from Medical University, South Carolina taken last week when they ran into each other in Berlin, Germany.

Its always fun to run into friends and colleagues in different parts of the world.  We will look forward to visiting with them both at ARVO 2014, down in Orlando, Florida in the next few weeks.


Image courtesy of Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D.

Seminar: Beth Stevens, To Prune Or Not To Prune? Mechanisms That Control Microglia-Mediated Synaptic Pruning During Development

Beth Stevens seminar

The University of Utah Program in Neuroscience presents Dr. Beth Stevens who will deliver a seminar in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics auditorium, Tuesday April 15th, 2013 at 4:00pm.  Dr. Stevens will discuss “Mechanisms that control microglia-mediated synaptic pruning during development”.

Faculty host is Karen Wilcox.  Questions: Contact Tracy Marble at 801 581-4820.