Ann Morris from the University of Kentucky studies the zebrafish (Danio rerio). In particular, she studies the ability of zebrafish retinas to regenerate following retinal injury or damage. Retinal regeneration is an interesting phenomenon that mammalians seem to lack and yet zebrafish manage to do this despite having a retina that in many ways is far more complex than the mammalian retina.
Ann talks about her work in the following video from the University of Kentucky: Continue reading “Portrait Of Vision Scientist: Ann Morris”
The Chi-Bin Chien Award has been established by the zebrafish research community and Genetics Society of America in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965–2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics Course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and organizer of the International Conference on Zebrafish Genetics and Development. Continue reading “The Chi-Bin Chien Award”