Darlene Archer Visits SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research


NEW YORK CITY — Darlene Archer, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience in the Usrey lab at University of California, Davis, presented on asymmetries in contrast gain and spatial integration during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Friday, November 30.

Darlene Archer
Darlene Archer

Ms. Archer focuses on the function of corticogeniculate feedback and using electrophysiology and optogenetics to study its role in visual processing. She also spent several years researching visual attentional selection and individual differences in working memory capacity.

She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Carolina University and a master’s in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience from Wake Forest University.

About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.

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