Research Integrated Grand Rounds

Research Integrated Grand Rounds are held on Fridays from 7:30-8:30am and features a clinical case presentation followed by a research talk. Until further notice, the presentations will be held live via Zoom webcast. Please e-mail Joseph Yim at to obtain information for the Zoom webcast link.

2021-2022 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
October 15, 2021 Liya Xu, PhD TBD
February 25, 2022 Isaac Asante, PhD TBD
April 8, 2022 Maria Edman, PhD TBD
May 13, 2022 Ksenia Gnedeva, PhD TBD


2020-2021 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
August 28, 2020 Hardeep Singh, PhD Modeling Retinoblastoma Development In Explanted Retina
September 18, 2020 David Cobrinik, MD, PhD
Juan Carlos Martinez, MD
Insights into retina and retinoblastoma development through single cell transcriptomics
RAAS signaling as part of the wound healing process on the Retinal Pigment Epithelium
October 9, 2020 Anita Penkova, PhD Intravitreal drug transport – mathematical model and experimentations
December 11, 2020 Noelle Stiles, PhD Neuroimaging in the Blind with Retinal Prostheses: Does Sensory Reorganization During Blindness Limit Visual Restoration?
February 5, 2021 Shinwu Jeong, PhD In-N-Out TIMP-1 (Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases 1) in Muller Glia in Retina
April 23, 2021 Benjamin Xu, MD, PhD Modernizing the Detection and Management of Primary Angle Closure Disease


2019-2020 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
October 18, 2019 Grace Richter, MD, MPH OCTA in Glaucoma
November 15, 2019 Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD Tear Cathepsin S: biomarker and therapeutic target in Sjogren’s syndrome
January 17, 2020 Roberta McKean-Cowdin, PhD Prevalence and Biologic and Genetic Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy in Multiethnic Cohorts
February 7, 2020 Xuejuan Jiang, PhD Refractive error in children before school age – what we have learned
February 21, 2020 Brian Toy, MD Clinical Informatics and Implementation Science in Ophthalmology
April 3, 2020 Biju Thomas, PhD Retinal Transplantation – Promises and Challanges
May 15, 2020 Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD CRISPR-Cas9 VEGF-A Gene Editing in Human RPE and Muller Cells
June 19, 2020 Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD The Interface of Oculoplastics and Dry Eye Research


2018-2019 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
August 17, 2018 Jack Whalen, PhD Medical Device Innovation: Applying Materials Science in Ophthalmology
September 21, 2018 Scott Fraser, PhD Adding Dimensions to Intravital Imaging
October 19, 2018 J. Bradley Randleman, MD Advances in Keratoconus and Corneal Cross-Linking
November 16, 2018 Seth Seabury, PhD Quantifying the Economic Value of Anti-VEGF Therapy for wAMD
January 18, 2019 Amir Kashani, MD, PhD Capillary Loss in Retinal Vascular Disease: Insights Using OCT Angiography
February 15, 2019 Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD Electrical Field Application for Optic Nerve Regeneration
March 15, 2019 Jesse Berry, MD Aqueous Humor as a Surrogate Tumor Biopsy: The Future of Personalized Medicine for Retinoblastoma
April 19, 2019 J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD Mesenchymal Transition in the Corneal Endothelium
May 17, 2019 Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD Development of the Photoreceptor-Bipolar Cell Synapse: Insights from Human Retinal Organoids