Training in Visual Science

Our training covers a broad range of basic and clinical problems in vision. A number of participating programs place special emphasis on linking visual performance to underlying neural mechanisms, focusing on central visual processing and utilizing psychophysical, physiological, imaging and computational approaches. Another important training component involves the use of advanced optical techniques to study both basic questions about retinal processing and translational research on eye disease. Finally, there is emphasis on training in cell biology of the normal and diseased eye. CVS provides stipends funded by the National Eye Institute for four graduate students and a postdoctoral fellow engaged in vision research.

Training in vision science is supervised by the CVS Training Grant Steering Committee, which draws from key CVS contributing departments. The committee consists of Program Director, Duje Tadin (Brain & Cognitive Science), Tatiana Pasternak (Neurobiology & Anatomy, School of Medicine), Krystel Huxlin (Ophthalmology, School of Medicine), David Williams (Institute of Optics, Director of CVS), and Debbie Shannon (the program administrator).