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Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science

Below is a list of the 2022-23 Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science SeriesAll lectures will take place via zoom at 5pm – 6pm on Thursday.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 (Virtual)
Alon Harris, PhD
Vice Chair of International Research and Academic Affairs
Mount Sinai Hospital
Director of Ophthalmic Vascular Diagnostic & Research Program
Professor of Ophthalmology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Email: alon.harris@mssm.edu
Web: https://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/alon-harris
PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Alon+Harris
Lecture Title: “Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect non-IOP Related Risk Factors in Glaucoma”
Host: Asher Weiner, MD (aweiner7@gmail.com)

OCTOBER 20, 2022 (Virtual)
Kapil Bharti, PhD
Senior Investigator
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Email: kapil.bharti@nih.gov
Web: https://irp.nih.gov/pi/kapil-bharti
PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=kapil+bharti
Lecture Title: “Translating RPE Biology into Disease Treatments Using the iPSC Technology”
Host: Meg DeAngelis, PhD (mmdeange@buffalo.edu)

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 (Virtual)
Dimitrios Karamichos, PhD
Executive Director
North Texas Eye Research Institute
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology & Neuroscience
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Email: Dimitrios.Karamichos@unthsc.edu
Web: https://www.unthsc.edu/north-texas-eye-research-institute/dimitrios-karamichos-phd/
PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=dimitrios+karamichos
Lecture Title: “Keratoconus and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal-Corneal(HPAC) axis” Host: Sangita Patel, MD, PhD (sppatel@buffalo.edu)

FEBRUARY 9, 2022
Silvia C. Finnemann, PhD
Professor and Kim B and Stephen E. Bepler Chair in Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
Email: finnemann@fordham.edu
Web: https://www.fordham.edu/info/24004/faculty/6846/silvia_c_finnemann/1
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Finnemann+Silvia+C
Lecture Title: “Molecular Mechanisms of Outer Segment Renewal”
Host: Michael H. Farkas, PhD (mhfarkas@buffalo.edu)

March 9, 2023
Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology
Edward and Estelle Alexander Endowed Chair for Vision Research
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Email: aparna.lakkaraju@ucsf.edu
Web: http://ophthalmology.ucsf.edu/lakkarajulab/; https://profiles.ucsf.edu/aparna.lakkaraju
PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=aparna+lakkaraju
Lecture Title: “Molecular Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutics for Macular Degenerations”
Host: Steve Fliesler, PhD (fliesler@buffalo.edu)

APRIL 13, 2023
Steven Yeh, MD
Stanley Truhlsen Jr. Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, Retina and Uveitis Service
Truhlsen Eye Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Email: syeh@unmc.edu
Web: https://www.unmc.edu/eye//faculty/yeh.html
PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=steven+yeh
Lecture Title: TBA (retina, uveitis, diabetic macular edema)
Host: Sarah Zhang, MD (xzhang38@buffalo.edu)

MAY 18, 2023
Karl Csaky, M.D., Ph.D.
T.!Boone Pickens Director
Managing Director & Chief Medical Officer
Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory
Clinical Center of Innovation for AMD
Retinal Foundation of the Southwest
Dallas, TX
Email: kcsaky@retinafoundation.org
Web: https://retinafoundation.org/scientists/karl-csaky-m-d-ph-d/
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Karl+Csaky
Lecture Title: “The Development of Mitochondrial Protective Agents for the Treatment of Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Host: Jack Sullivan, MD, PhD (js354@buffalo.edu)