Scholarly Activities – September 2016


Highlights

Dr. Xiaoying Zhu has received a National Eye Institute Loan Repayment Program (LRP) award. This is a highly competitive program that recognizes a applicants potential and helps junior faculty with science and clinical backgrounds jumps tart their academic careers as clinician scientists. Dr. Zhu works on experimental myopia research, CITT, and other clinical research at the College’s Clinical Vision Research Center.

Dr. Caitlin Morrison, former cornea and contact lens resident at SUNY Optometry, was chosen by a committee of members in the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as this year’s recipient for the Bert C. & Lydia M. Corwin Residency Award.

 Publications

Akopian A, Kumar S, Ramakrishnan H, Viswanathan S, Bloomfield SA. (2016) Amacrine cells coupled to ganglion cells via gap junctions are highly vulnerable in glaucomatous mouse retinas. J Comp Neurol. 2016 Jul 13. doi: 10.1002/cne.24074. [Epub ahead of print] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27411041 ]

Pan F, Toychiev A, Zhang Y, Atlasz T, Ramakrishnan H, Roy K, Völgyi B, Akopian A, Bloomfield SA. (2016) Inhibitory masking controls the threshold sensitivity of retinal ganglion cells. J Physiol. 2016 Jun 28. doi: 10.1113/JP272267. [Epub ahead of print] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27350405 ]

Presentations

Pons C, Jansen M, Li X, Bereshpolova Y, Swadlow H, Alonso JM. (2015). Phase selectivity of simple and complex cells in visual cortex. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 510.01.

Pon C, Mazade R, Jin J, Dul M, Zaidi Q, Alonso JM. (2016). Visual dominance for darks increases with low light and optical blur, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Pon C, Mazade R, Jin J, Dul M, Zaidi Q, Alonso JM. (2016). Visual dominance for darks increases with low light and optical blur, European Conference on Visual Perception.

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