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Below is a list of the 2021 Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science Series.  All lectures will take place via zoom at 5pm – 6pm on Thursday.

Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science

February  18, 2021
J. Mark Petrash, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora CO
Lecture Title: “Pathogenesis and Novel Therapies for Cataracts and Lens Disorders”
Host: Jack M. Sullivan, MD, PhD (

March 11, 2021
Elia Duh, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Lecture Title: “Semaphorin 6A and Vascular Health in Ischemic Retinopathies”
Host: Margaret DeAngelis, PhD (

April 15, 2021
Constance Cepko, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Lecture Title: “Development and Degeneration of Retinal Photoreceptor Cells”
Host: Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD (

May 20, 2021
Paul Sternberg, Jr., M.D.
G.W. Hale Professor & Chairman Department of Ophthalmology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Lecture Title: “Regenerative Visual Neuroscience: How It Will Transform Eye Care”
Or “Anti-VEGF Treatment for Retinal Diseases: Past, Present, and Future”
Host: Steve Fliesler, PhD (