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Vision Research Training Curriculum Research Retreat 2020 // VIRTUAL EVENT

October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for the 2020 Vision Research Training Curriculum Research Retreat via WebEx.

2020 Program

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. State of the Vision Research Training Curriculum Robert Nickells, PhD
9:30 – 10:15 Molecular Genetics of Age-Dependent Retinal Degeneration Akihiro Ikeda, DVM, PhD
Balance of TMEM135 is Critical for Retinal Pigment Epithelium Health Michael Landowski, PhD
10:15 – 11:00 Molecular Mechanism of Axon Outgrowth and Guidance Timothy Gomez, PhD
Human Photoreceptors Switch with Age from Cell Autonomous Terminal Growth to Non-Cell Autonomous Process Pulling to Extend Axons Sarah Rempel, T32 Vision Research Trainee
11:00 – 11:45 Molecular Pathology of Retinal Ganglion Cells Robert Nickells, PhD
Targeting BAX Activation in Retinal Ganglion Cells to Present Compartmental Degeneration Ryan Donahue, T32 Vision Research Trainee
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Terri Young, MD, MBA

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October 6, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Inna V. Larsen, Brandt Lab