Research Roundtable

The first Wednesday of each month at 11 AM, researchers gather in the 6th floor conference room of HC4 for scientific presentations focused on research that is in progress in the laboratories of the Roski Eye Institute. Faculty, graduate students, fellows and staff provide input on 30-60 min presentations on working projects, help refine experimental questions, and suggest alternative approaches. Presentations from individuals at all career stages are welcome.

Research Roundtable Schedule

HC4 6th Floor Conference Room

Date Presenter(s) Topic
September 6, 2017 Andrew MacKay, PhD Elastin-Like Polypeptides for Treatment of Ocular Diseases
August 2, 2017 Biju Thomas, PhD Vision Recovery and Connectivity by Fetal Retinal Sheet Transplantation in an Immunodeficient Retinal Degenerate Rat Model
June 7, 2017 Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
Wannita Klinngam (graduate student)
Tear biomarkers and Sjogren’s syndrome
Increased cathepsin S in tears can activate pro-inflammatory cytokines, proteases, and protease-activated receptors leading to ocular surface inflammation
April 5, 2017 Rachel Qu (Dr. Zhou/Humayun group) Quantified elasticity mapping of the retina using acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography
March 1, 2017 Hardeep Singh, PhD (Dr. Cobrinik’s group) Circuitry underlying cone cell development and retinoblastoma initiation
February 1, 2017 Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD Imaging retinal oxygen metabolism
January 4, 2017 J. Bradley Randleman, MD Collagen Cross-Linking
December 7, 2016 Qifa Zhou, PhD Ultrasound imaging and electrography
November 2, 2016 Zhe Li (MacKay lab) Elastin-like polypeptides as tools for exploring EGF receptor trafficking
October 5, 2016 Jack Whalen, PhD Biocompatibility and performance of a novel hydrogel material in an in vivo model of open globe ocular trauma
May 11, 2016 Damien Rodger, MD, PhD Flexible parylene-based multielectrode array technology for high-density neural stimulation and recording
April 6, 2016 Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
Mihir Shah (Lab member)
Discovery of tear biomarkers
Topical rapamycin for Sjogren’s syndrome
March 16, 2016 Grace Richter, MD, MPH Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of the Peripapillary Retina in Glaucoma
February 3, 2016 Austin Mircheff, PhD Multiplicities of experimental inflammatory phenotypes in rabbit lacrimal glands
January 6, 2016 Elizabeth Fini, PhD
Shinwu Jeong, PhD
Clusterin Seals the Ocular Surface Barrier in Mouse Dry Eye
December 1, 2015 David Hinton, MD Polarized Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Monolayers Have Higher Resistance to Oxidative Stress-Induced Cell Death Than Nonpolarized Cultures
November 3, 2015 Cheryl Craft, PhD
Eun-Jin Grace Lee, PhD
Retinitis pigmentosa rat model (Rhodopsin S344Ter) and the involvement of the TIMP1 pathway in disease
October 6, 2015 James Weiland, PhD
Lan Yue, PhD
Ten-Year Follow-up of a Blind Patient Chronically Implanted with Epiretinal Prosthesis Argus I