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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.

February 18, 2016

Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Retinal Degeneration
Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
Shiley Eye Institute
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

March 3, 2016

More than Meets the Eye: Functions of Novel Opsin Photopigments in the Retina and Beyond
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Professor and Boyd K. Bucey Memorial Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Biological Structure and Pathology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

April 21, 2016

Expanding Our View: Ultrawidefield Imaging in Retinal Disease
Barbara Blodi, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Fundus Photograph Reading Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

May 19, 2016

A Perfect Storm: Retinal Inflammation, Angiogenesis and Neurodegeneration
Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD
Paul A. Cibis
Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Developmental Biology and Medicine
Director of Translational Research
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

September 15, 2016

From the Lab to the Lane: Translational Research in Corneal Disease
Anthony J. Aldave, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Walton Li Chair in Cornea and Uveitis
Chief, Cornea and Uveitis Division
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
The Jules Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles, California

October 20, 2016

Wiring the Binocular Circuit: Clues from the Albino Visual System
Carol A. Mason, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Science
Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Columbia University
New York, New York

November 17, 2016

Maintaining or Restoring Central Vision in Retinal Degenerations
José-Alain Sahel, M.D.
Director, Centre de Recherche Institut de la Vision
Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris, France


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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