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Distinguished Lecture Series

The Cole Eye Institute Distinguished Lecture Series provides a forum for renowned researchers in the visual sciences to present their latest research findings.

This series features advances in many areas of ophthalmic research, from noted basic and clinical scientists throughout the world. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

Please join us for these insights into new discoveries in ophthalmology research and the promises they hold for patient care. There is no registration required. If you have any questions, please call 216.444.5832.

January 15, 2015

Modeling Human Ocular Diseases using Zebrafish
Brian Link, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

February 19, 2015

Phosphoinositides and Cilia in Retinal Function and Disease
Theodore G. Wensel, PhD
Chairman and Professor
The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

March 12, 2015

Immunology of Corneal Allografts: How the Eye Sees Eye to Eye with the Immune System
Jerry Y. Niederkorn, PhD
The George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Professor of Medical Science
The Royal C. Miller Chair in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Vice Chairman for Research
Departments of Ophthalmology and Microbiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

April 16, 2015

Bedside to Bench to Clinical Trials: Lessons from AIPL1 Linked Blindness
Visvanathan Ramamurthy, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Ophthalmology
Center for Neuroscience
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

May 21, 2015

From Biomechanics to Proteomics – Toward the Mechanisms of Axonal Insult in Glaucoma
Claude F. Burgoyne, MD
Glaucoma Clinician and Surgeon
Senior Scientist and Research Director
Optic Nerve Head Research Laboratory
Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Health
Portland, OR

September 17, 2015

Traps and Pitfalls in Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology
Maureen G. Maguire, PhD
Carolyn F. Jones Professor of Ophthalmology
Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

October 15, 2015

Neuroprotective Peptides for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Disease
David R. Hinton MD, FARVO
Associate Dean for Vision Science
Gavin S Herbert Professor of Retinal Research
Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

November 20, 2015

Imaging Photoreceptor Structure in the Living Retina: Recent Advances?
Joseph Carroll, PhD
Richard O. Schultz, MD/Ruth Works
Professor in Ophthalmology
Co-Director, Advanced Ocular Imaging Program Department of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


Attendees should park in the East 102nd Street parking lot (facing the front of the Cole Eye Institute) or the visitor’s parking garage at East 100th Street and Carnegie Avenue. We will validate your parking ticket.

Time and Location

All programs are held from 7 to 8 am in the James P. Storer Conference Center on the first floor of Cole Eye Institute.

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To find a Cole Eye Institute specialist for your needs, contact us at 216.444.2020 (or toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 42020)

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