Distinguished Lecture Series

The Department of Ophthalmology Distinguished Lecture Series, held from 5-6pm every fourth Tuesday of the month at the HC4 3rd Floor Conference Room, features talks from distinguished USC faculty, as well as researchers from other institutions. The series provides a great opportunity for faculty, staff, postdocs and students to learn about the ongoing research outside of his/her own lab, and may also serve as a springboard for new collaborations.

2019-2020 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
Sept 3, 2019 Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD Shedding Light on the Biology of Photoreceptor Cell Maintenance Case Western Reserve University
Oct 1, 2019 Jun Yang, PhD Understanding the Roles of the Periciliary Membrane Complex and Basal Body in Inherited Retinal Degenerations The University of Utah
Oct 22, 2019 Neil Segil, PhD Epigenetic Restraints on Cell Fate and the Failure of Regeneration in the Mammalian Inner Ear USC Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Dec 17, 2019 Weiming Yuan, PhD TBA USC Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Jan 21, 2020 Jeannie Chen, PhD TBA USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
Feb 25, 2020 Peter Kunh, PhD TBA USC Biological Sciences
Mar 24, 2020 TBA TBA TBA
Apr 28, 2020 Paula Cannon, PhD TBA USC Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
May 26, 2020 TBA TBA TBA
June 23, 2020 TBA TBA TBA


2018-2019 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
Sept 25, 2018 Gianluca Lazzi, PhD, MBA Multiscale Modeling and Electroneural Interfaces for Neuroimplants: from a Retinal Prosthesis to Restore Vision to the Blind to a Hippocampus Implant for Memory Restoration USC
Oct 23, 2018 Thierry Leveillard, PhD Rod to Cone Signaling to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa Institut de la Vision (France)
Nov 27, 2018 James Tan, MD, PhD Trabecular Bypass and Mouse Lessons About Distal Outflow Doheny Eye Institute
Jan 29, 2019 Anand Swaroop, PhD Modeling Retinal Development and Disease Using Stem Cells NIH
Feb 26, 2019 Deming Sun, MD Effect of ATP-Adenosine Metabolism and Function in Autoimmune Responses Doheny Eye Institute
Mar 26, 2019 Yonggang Shi, PhD Novel Algorithms for Connectome and Retinal Imaging USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
Apr 23, 2019 Yang Chai, DDS, PhD Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Tissue Homeostasis, Diseases and Regeneration USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
May 28, 2019 Gordon Laurie, PhD Returning the Eye to Normal with Tear Lacritin: Fruit of an Unbiased Screen, a Bench to Bedside Story University of Virginia