Talk Series Abstracts 2010

January 4: Lana Nagy, Biomedical Engineering (Advisor: Geunyoung Yoon)

Higher order spherical aberration interactions to increase depth of focus and retinal image quality for presbyopic corrections

CVS M.S. Defense Seminar: K-307, MC 3-6408, 3:00 pm


January 26: Renjie Li, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Advisor: Daphne Bavelier)

The effects of action video game playing on low level vision

CVS Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 1:00 pm


February 1: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard Medical School

Assessing cortical plasticity in neuropsychiatric disorders

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


February 15: Rachel Wong, University of Washington

Imaging circuit assembly in the vertebrate retina

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


March 1: Alfredo Kirkwood, Johns Hopkins University

Neurmodulation of synaptic plasticity in visual cortex

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


March 5: Sapna Shroff, Inst. of Optics (Advisors: Jim Fienup/Mark Bocko)

Structured Illumination Imaging

CVS Thesis Defense: Goergen 109, 10:00 am


March 29: Ed Freedman, Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester

Neural control of visually guided orienting behavior

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


April 19: Krystel Huxlin, Ophthalmology, University of Rochester

Cortical blindness in humans - challenging the dogma of visual perception and plasticity in a blind population

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


May 17: Jeff Harder, Graduate student, Ophthalmology, University of Rochester

Exploring the Bcl-­2 family in retinal ganglion cells and in glaucoma

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


June 9: Chris Sims, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester

The optimal timing of eye movements in interactive behavior

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


August 16: Jesse Schallek, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Elucidating the origins of stimulus-evoked intrinsic signals in the retina

CVS Research Talk: Med. Center-Room 3-3046, 12:00-1:00 pm


September 27: Jay Pratt, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Evolutionary influences on the prioritization of visual stimuli

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


October 4: Ruth Rosenholtz, MIT

The visual system as statistician: statistical representation in early vision

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


October 11: Len Zheleznyak, Graduate student, Optics

Overcoming presbyopia: premium ophthalmic lenses and modified monovision to enhance binocular through-focus visual performance

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


October 18: Antonio Rangel, Caltech

How does the brain compute and compare values at the time of decision-making?

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


October 18: Bruce Berkowitz, Wayne State University

MRI biomarkers and the prevention of vision loss

CVS Boynton Colloquium: SMD G-3111, Medical Center, 3:00 pm (Co-sponsored with Flaum Eye Institute)


October 19: Alan Bird, Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Therapeutic targets in AMD

CVS Lecture: K307, Medical Center, 12:00 pm


October 26: Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Adaptive optics for multiphoton microscopy in eye tissues

CVS Lecture: G-3111, Medical Center, 2:30-3:30 pm


November 1: Steve Smith, Stanford University

Synapse discrimination and classification by array tomography: the synaptome meets the connectome

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm