Research | Seminars At A Glance

The College’s Periopsia Series is a vibrant seminar series in which leading scientists present their basic, clinical and/or translational research to the Houston-area vision community. University of Houston faculty, postdoctoral fellows, residents, students and staff are invited to attend, as well as scientists at other institutions in Houston.

All seminars are held in the UH Health and Biomedical Sciences Building in Room 203-E at 12:00 pm (unless otherwise noted).

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Contact Jason Porter for more information.

2016 - 2017 UHCO Periopsia Series

All seminars will be held at the UH Health and Biomedical Sciences Building in room 203-E at 12:00PM unless noted otherwise.

No Seminars scheduled at this time.

2016-2017 Previous Seminars

Friday, April 14

Neural mechanisms of long-term adaptation to poor ocular optics
Geunyoung Yoon, PhD

Departments of Ophthalmology & Biomedical Engineering
Institute of Optics
University of Rochester

Monday, April 10

Neural mechanisms for pursuit eye movements
Micheal Mustari, PhD

Director, Washington National Primate Research Center
Research Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Washington

Monday, March 06

Temporal dynamics of neural signals for saccade generation
Neeraj Gandhi, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, February 17

Visual and ergonomic issues associated with head-mounted displays
Martin Banks, PhD.

Professor of Optometry & Vision Science
School of Optometry
University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, February 01

New concepts in corneal imaging – assessing the macrostructural and microstructural characteristics of the anterior eye
D. Robert Iskander, PhD, DSc

Professor & Deputy Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Monday, January 23

The link between chronic inflammation, corneal denervation and ocular surface epithelial integrity in aqueous-deficient dry eye
Nancy McNamara, OD, PhD, FAAO

Associate Professor
Clinical Optometry & Vision Science
University of California, Berkeley

Monday, December 12

Eye movements in low vision rehabilitation
Laura Walker, PhD

Executive Director
Envision Research Institute

Monday, November 21

Will visual gains associated with small pupils turn into losses at low light levels?
Arthur Bradley, PhD

School of Optometry
Indiana University

Monday, October 17

Electro-stimulation therapies for Retinitis Pigmentosa
Ava Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO

Associate Professor
College of Optometry
Nova Southeastern University

Monday, October 03

Contact lenses and youth: Putting research findings into practice
Kathryn Richdale, OD, PhD, FAAO

Associate Professor
College of Optometry
State University of New York

Monday, August 29

Retinal dopamine and circadian clocks: Roles in visual function and dysfunction
P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, FARVO

Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University

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