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VEI Seminar Series

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Academic Seminar Series – 2014

Elliot Conference Room – First Floor of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute – Noon – 1:00 pm
This seminar is approved for 1 continuing medical education credit

February 10, 2014
Barbel Rohrer, Ph.D.
Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Chair and Professor
Dept. Ophthalmology
Professor, Dept. Neurosciences
Professor, Dept. Graduate Studies
Medical University of South Carolina

Research Keywords/Interests: photoreceptor dystrophies, oxidative stress, complement, mitochondria, neovascularization

March 17, 2014
Xiaorong Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. Ophthalmology
Dept. of Neurobiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Research Keywords/Interests: retinal development, Glaucoma, retinal ganglion cell degeneration, structure and function relationships in health and disease

April 21, 2014
J. William Harbour, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman
Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair”Director of Ocular Oncology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Member, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Research Keywords/Interests: Genetic testing, clinical trials, Uveal Melanoma, Retinoblastoma, Ocular cancer diagnosis, Ocular cancer prognosis and Ocular cancer therapeutics

May 19, 2014 -    Dual Seminar (noon – 1:30)

Daniel Stamer, Ph.D.
Dept. Ophthalmology
Dept. Biomedical Engineering
Duke University Medical Center

Research Keywords/Interests: Glaucoma, intraocular pressure, conventional outflow pathway, ocular hypertension, anterior segment

Catherine Bowes Rickman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. Ophthalmology
Dept. Cell Biology
Duke University Medical Center

Research Keywords/Interests: Age-related Macular Degeneration, complement, inflammation, amyloid beta