+ Congratulations to Aby Joseph, who won the best graduate student poster prize at the UR annual neuroscience retreat!

+ Congratulations to Aby Joseph, winner of the 2017 Leica Imaging Award for his time-lapse imaging of retinal microglia. Aby was honored with the award at the 2017 Immune Imaging Symposium at the University of Rochester.

+ A 71-year-old woman blinded by an inherited disease recently thrilled University of Rochester doctors by reaching out and grabbing her ophthalmologist’s hand after receiving a “bionic eye.” The device allows her to distinguish light and motion, which she hasn’t been able to do in decades. Read more...


+ Cheong SK, Xiong W, Strazzeri JM, Cepko CL, Williams DR, Merigan WH. (2018). In Vivo Functional Imaging of Retinal Neurons Using Red and Green Fluorescent Calcium Indicators. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1074:135-144.

+ Cheong SK, Strazzeri JM, Williams DR, Merigan WH (2018). All-optical recording and stimulation of retinal neurons in vivo in retinal degeneration mice. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0194947.

+ Alarcon-Martinez L, Yilmaz-Ozcan S, Yemisci M, Schallek J, Kılıç K, Can A, Di Polo A, Dalkara T (2018). Capillary pericytes express α-smooth muscle actin, which requires prevention of filamentous-actin depolymerization for detection. Elife.

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