Wallace B. Thoreson, PhD – Gilmore Professor, Vice Chair, and Research Director, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Truhlsen Eye Institute, Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center - will present "Release at ribbon synapses of rods and cones in the vertebrate retina" on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. in NRB 4709.
Dr. Eduardo C. Solessio was awarded a new R01 grant from the National Eye Institute. The grant is entitled: Contribution of Rod Photoresponse Inactivation Kinetics to Visual Temporal Contrast Sensitivity in Mesopic Light.
For more information on his grant, please click here .
Dr. Francesca Pignoni was awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Services. The grant is entitled: Novel Regulators for BMP Signaling in Drosophila.
For more information on her grant, please click here .
Thanks to the help and support of Alcon, our program has a permanent wet lab in the Center for Vision Care equipped with a legacy EVEREST phacoemulsification system.
The surgical lab is an excellent way to introduce the resident to the "feel" of microscopy including the magnified world of the microscope and surgical maneuvers entirely dependent on the hand-held instrument. It is also an experience that provides the opportunity to practice at a pace of his or her own choosing. Every nuance can be discussed with the instructor who sits in for demonstration purposes. Wet labs are preceded by a presentation on a specific type of surgery in order to give the residents an overview before approaching the practice eye.
Below are pictures from the 2011 Wet Lab.