River Campus Aerial

Courtesy of J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

visual proprioceptive integration experiment

Yacinda Hernandez (C), a senior psychology major at City College New York works with BCS graduate students Ying Lin, left and Emily Isenstein on an experiment accessing visual proprioceptive integration in Meliora Hall. Courtesy of J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

soldering practice with Manny Gomez-Ramirez

Lulu Abdullahi (L), a junior at East High, practices soldering to repair an experiment component with Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, an Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, in the Haptics Lab in Meliora Hall. Courtesy of J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

About Us

Welcome to the Center for Visual Science (CVS) at the University of Rochester. CVS was founded in 1963 by Robert M. Boynton to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of pursuing excellence in vision research. CVS consists of over 40 research laboratories that include faculty from the departments of:

These laboratories represent a diverse range of studies that span the development of the visual system to the interaction between visual perception and memory. Our investigators employ an equally diverse set of approaches, from molecular genetics and cellular biology to neurophysiology and psychophysics.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the laboratories, people and facilities that make CVS a vibrant and exciting scientific community. The Center for Visual Science is affiliated with a number of collaborative research efforts both within and outside the university.


The work on this site is partially supported by awards from the National Eye Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Eye Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Core Grant #P30 EY001319
Training Grant #T32 EY007125