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Neuroscience and Vision Symposium

Program

November 19th - 20th, 2009
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda Campus

Thursday, November 19th

Bldg 45 - Natcher, Balconies A and B

3:30 - 4:00 Registration & coffee
Evening Session
Chairperson: Bruce Cumming, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Vision, Laboratory of Sensorymotor Research, National Eye Institute (NEI), NIH
4:00 - 5:00 KICK-OFF SEMINAR
King-Wai Yau, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University Light Detection in the Retina
5:00 - 5:30 Light refreshments

Friday, November 20th

Bldg 10 - Lipsett Amphitheatre

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & coffee
Morning Session
9:00 - 9:05 WELCOME ADDRESS
Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NEI, NIH
Chairperson: Bob Wurtz, Ph.D.
Chief, Visuomotor Integration Section, NEI, NIH
9:10 - 9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
William Newsome, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Using the visual system as a probe for higher cortical function
9:50 - 10:20 Edward N. Pugh, Jr, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, California
Mouse cone photoreceptors: ups and downs in the creation of a mouse with human-like (425 nm) S-opsin
10:20 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 Jonathan Demb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center
Neural circuits and synapses for early visual processing
11:15 - 12:15 PRESENTATIONS BY NEI FELLOWS AND INVESTIGATORS
Wei Li, Ph.D.
Head, Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology, NEI, NIH
The photoreceptor ribbon synapse in the hibernating ground squirrel retina

Rebecca Berman, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Visuomotor Integration Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI, NIH
The second visual pathway: what does the thalamus tell cortex?

Douglas Kim, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory, NEI, NIH
Functional Genomic Approaches to Studying Mammalian Retinal Circuit Formation

Bruce Cumming, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Vision, Laboratory of Sensorymotor Research, NEI, NIH
Evidence that the brain alters sensory input to promote perceptual stability
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch break
Afternoon Session
Chairperson: Sheldon Miller, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research, NEI, NIH
1:30 - 2:30 Michael Stryker, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience, University of California San Francisco
Amblyopia and the mechanisms of competition in developing visual cortex

David Zee, M.D.
Professor of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
Saccadic eye movements and ion channels: a translational interface
2:30 - 3:00 Coffee break
3:00 - 4:00 Joanna Jen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
New Insights into an Inherited Vasculopathy of the Eye and Brain

Kenneth (Kurt) Fischbeck, M.D.
Chief, Neurogenetics Branch, NINDS, NIH
Studies of hereditary neurodegenerative disease
4:00 - 4:15 OVERVIEW AND CONCLUDING REMARKS
Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NEI, NIH


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