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.

 

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Proliferative reactive gliosis is compatible with glial metabolic support and neuronal function

This paper by Vazquez-Chona FR, Swan A, Ferrell WD, Jiang L, Baehr W, Chien WM, Fero M, Marc RE and Levine EM addresses a long standing issue in the field of neuroscience: is the reactive phenotype of glial cells in and of itself detrimental to neural survival or function?

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