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 five graduate students and a postdoctoral fellow engaged in vision research.