+ In a study highlighted in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ethan A. Rossi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, describes a new method to non-invasively image the human retina, a layer of cells at the back of the eye that are essential for vision. The group, led by David Williams, Ph.D., Dean for Research in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and the William G. Allyn Chair for Medical Optics at the University of Rochester, was able to distinguish individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which bear most of the responsibility of relaying visual information to the brain. Read more...

+ Congratulations to Christina Schwarz, along with co-authors Robin Sharma, Brandi Hardy, David Williams, and Jennifer Hunter, for receiving tenth place in The Best Photo in Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2016.


+ Rossi EA, Granger CE, Sharma R, Yang Q, Saito K, Schwarz C, Walters S, Nozato K, Zhang J, Kawakami T, Fischer W, Latchney LR, Hunter JJ, Chung MM, & Williams DR (2017). Imaging individual neurons in the retinal ganglion cell layer of the living eye. PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1613445114

+ Schwarz C, Sharma R, Fischer WS, Chung M, Palczewska G, Palczewski K, Williams DR, Hunter JJ. (2016). Safety assessment in macaques of light exposures for functional two-photon ophthalmoscopy in humans. Biomed Opt Express. 7(12):5148-5169.

+ Guevara-Torres A, Joseph A, & Schallek JB (2016). Label free measurement of retinal blood cell flux, velocity, hematocrit and capillary width in the living mouse eye. Biomed. Opt. Express, BOE 7, 4228–4249.

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