2012-13 SIVR Colloquia

 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Stewart Bloomfield
New York University
Mind the gap: The functional roles of neuronal gap junctions in tetinal physiology and pathology

 

 

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Friday, February 10, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Paul Glimcher
New York University
The neurobiology of visuo-saccadic decision making

 

 

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 –12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Amy Nau
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
A taste of vision

 

 

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Friday, February 17, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Rowland Taylor
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science Univ.
Diverse synaptic inputs drive homologous ON and OFF ganglion cell types in the mammalian retina

 

 

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Friday, March 2, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Bart Krekelberg
Rutgers University
Neural mechanisms of perceptual stability

 

 

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Friday, March 16, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Mark Willcox
University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science
Corneal infection, contact lenses and comfort: translational research 1993-2012

 

 

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Friday, March 23, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. William Guido
Virginia Commonwealth University
Circuit development in the visual thalamus

 

 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Suresh Viswanathan
Indiana University School of Optometry
Assessing retinal ganglion cell function in response to elevated intraocular pressure

 

 

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Friday, April 13, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda
SUNY College of Optometry
Oculomotor deficits and their remediation in mild traumatic brain injury

 

 

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Friday, May 4, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Ben Thompson
University of Auckland
Harnessing brain plasticity to improve visual function in amblyopia

 

 

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Friday, May 4, 2012 – 3:30 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Ben Thompson
University of Auckland
What can brain imaging tell us about amblyopia?

 

 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Yuanquan Yang
SUNY College of Optometry
TGF-beta1 induces corneal fibrosis through TRPV1 activation in human corneal fibroblast

 

 

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Friday, May 25, 2012 – 12:00 – Room 101
Dr. Frederic Chavane 
Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University
Scale dependent input normalization in V1:involvement of inter-cortical networks

 

 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Tracy Nguyen
Indiana University School of Optometry
Lactate transport across the corneal endothelium

 

 

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Friday, June 15, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Pete Kollbaum
Indiana University School of Optometry
Mission: impossible – ghost protocol – ameliorating the visibility of ghosting in presbyopic contact lens corrections

 

 

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Perez
SUNY College of Optometry
From human to animal myopia and back. My personal experience in the field of myopia research

 

 

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Jing Yuan
SUNY College of Optometry
PPAR gamma control of hypertonic-induced responses in human corneal epithelial cells

 

 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Georgina Powell
Cardiff University
Making the incredible credible: afterimages are modulated by contextual edges more than real stimuli

 

 

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Wendy Marsh-Tootle
University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry
Measures in myopic children & young adults

 

 

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Friday, October 19, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Marcus Missal
L'Université Catholique de Louvain
Causality perception and anticipatory eye movements

 

 

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Timo Van Kerkoerle
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Feedforward & feedback activity in monkey visual cortex

 

 

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Nicole Carnt
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Epidemiology & genetics of corneal inflammatory events

 

 

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Friday, November 9, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Austin Roorda
University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry
Adaptive optics for studying structure/function of eye disease on a cellular level

 

 

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Friday, November 16, 2012 – 10:00 – Alumni Commons
Preethi Thiagarajan
SUNY College of Optometry
Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading dysfunction in mild traumatic brain injury

 

 

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Friday, November 16, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Drs. Barry Lee, Steven DeVries, Elizabeth Johnson, Bevil Conway
SUNY, Northwestern University, Duke University, Wellesley University
Neural processing of color signals: a mini-symposium in honor of Barry Lee

 

 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Robin Chalmers
Independent clinical trials consultant, Atlanta, GA
What Recommendations Can Reduce Complications with Soft Contact Lens Wear?

 

 

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Thursday December 6, 2012 – 12:00 – Alumni Commons
Dr. Alan Freeman
The University of Sydney
A functional model for primary visual cortex

 

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:00 - Room 206
Reza Lashgari
SUNY Optometry

Visual Response Properties and Attentional Modulations of Local Field Potentials (LFPs) in Primary Visual Cortex
PhD Dissertation Defense

 

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Friday, January 18, 2013 -12:00 -Alumni Commons
Dr. Robert Hess
McGill University, Canada
A Binocular Approach to Treating Amblyopia

 

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Friday, February 15, 2013- 12:00 - Alumni Commons
Dr. Alfredo Kirkwood
Johns Hopkins University
Neuromodulation of Ocular Dominance Plasticity

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Wednesday, Februrary 20, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

Dr. Jerry Sherman
SUNY College of Optometry

Advances in imaging of the Retina and Choroid

 

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

 Dr. David Berntsen 
 University Of Houston College Of Optometry

 Beyond the fovea: Spectacle and contact lens myopia control studies guiding clinical practice
 

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

Dr. Rowan Candy

Indiana University School of Optometry

The visual experience of the young hyperope

 

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Friday, April, 26 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

Dr. Thomas Serre

Brown University

Bottom-up and top-down processing in visual perception

 

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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

Dr. Greg Horwitz

University of Washington

Exploring primary visual cortex with new techniques: isoresponse surface measurements and optogenetics

 

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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

Dr. Christoph Witzel

University of Sussex, UK, School of Psychology

Perceptual correlates of color categorization

 

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Friday, June 14th, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons

Dr. Mark Wexler

University of Sussex, UK, School of Psychology

Continuous persistent state variables in vision

 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 1519

Robert Ennis

SUNY College of Optometry

The Role of Mental Representations in the Geometrical Structure of Color Similarity Judgments

 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Suresh Viswanathan

SUNY College of Optometry

Objective estimation of retinal ganglion cell dysfunction

 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Teng Leng Ooi

Salus University

Improving binocular vision of normals and amblyopes with a push pull perceptual learning protocol

 

 

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Marilyn Vricella

SUNY College of Optometry

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. MaryAnn Banerji

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Type 2 diabetes and a new NIH study on the effectivemess of diabetes treament

 

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Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Stephen Van Hooser

Brandeis University

Choosing which way to go: the experience-dependent development of cortical direction

 

 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Michael Shadlen

Columbia University


Believing and Time. A Neural Mechanism for Decision Making

 

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Michael Sullivan-Mee

Albuquerque VA Medical Centery

Patient-driven research

 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Alexandra Benavente

SUNY College of Optometry

Spatial and Temporal Integration of Refractive Development

 

 

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Clemens Boucsein

Albert-Ludwigs-University

The rodeo of spiking: on the importance of having a saddle in the bumpy regime

 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Odelia Schwartz
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Contextual influences in vision and natural image statistics

 

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 1:00 - Room 222

Stanley Komban

SUNY College of Optometry

Neuronal and perceptual differences in the processing of Darks and Light

 

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:00 - Room 1118

Yushi Wang

SUNY College of Optometry

Functional Organization of Topographic Maps in Primary Visual Cortex

 

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:00 - Alumni Commons (18th Floor)

Dr. Joo-Hyun Song

Brown University

Attention and visuomotor processes

 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Alexandra Benavente

SUNY College of Optometry

Spatial and Temporal Integration of Refractive Development

 

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Mark Rosenfield

SUNY College of Optometry

Today's technology: Yesterday's eye exam

 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Toco Chui

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Monitoring Longitudinal Vasculopathic Changes in Human Retina using Offset Pinhole Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscopy

 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014- 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Robert Wojciechowski

John Hopkins University

Refractive Error Research in the Genomics Era

 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Bosco Tjan
University of Southern California
Form Vision without Fovea: image representation and gaze control

 

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Sabine Kastner
Princeton University
Network dynamics for attentional selection in the primate brain

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:00 - Room 222

Dr. Susana Chung
University of California, Berkeley
Plasticity of the visual system following macular lesions

 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 12:20 - Room 222
Dr. Dennis Levi
University of California, Berkeley
Removing the brakes on plasticity in the amblyopic brain

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:05 - Room 222

Dr. Andy Hartwick
Ohio State University 
Slow but Steady: Temporal Properties of Ganglion Cell Photoreceptors

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:05 - Room 222
Dr. Andrew Parker
University of Oxford
The binocular brain: seeing in depth with two eyes.