News + Events
- Congratulations to Tyler Godat and Khang Huynh, who received the ARVO Foundation/Retina Reseach Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant to the 2019 ARVO Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Aby Joseph and Sarah Walters received the ARVO Foundation/Retina Reseach Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant to the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI
- Congratulations to Juliette McGregor, winner of the 2018 OSA FVM Young Investigator Award.
- July's Hajim Spotlight: Jennifer Hunter
- ‘Bionic Eye’ Helps Wyoming County Man See His Bride Again
- 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...
- Congratulations to Ge Song, winner of the President's award for Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Undergraduate Research Exposition.
- 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.
- Jesse Schallek has been awarded the David Mahoney Neuroimaging grant from the Dana Foundation. The grant will support efforts to translate new metrics of blood flow evaluation into the clinical population.
- Congratulations to Juliette McGregor on receiving the Steadman Family Interdisciplinary Research Award. The award recognizes an outstanding Postdoctoral Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester whose research exemplifies the importance of cross-discipline approaches towards examining high impact questions of science.
- Congratulations to Andres Guevara for receiving the CONACYT fellowship award. The award supports his research that will develop new ways to extract optical contrast from highly translucent neurons of the retina.
- Guevara-Torres A, Williams DR, and Schallek JB (2015). Imaging translucent cell bodies in the living mouse retina without contrast agents. Biomed. Opt. Express 6, 2106-2119.
- Congratulations to James Feeks, recipient of an ARVO travel grant.
- David Williams has received the seventh annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University.
- Congratulations to Jesse Schallek, recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award for his work on how blood flow, structures and cells inside the retina are affected by diabetes.
- Congratulations to David Williams, Gala Honoree at the ARVO Foundation & Dowling Society Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner on April 30, 2016.
- David Williams has been named the 2015 recipient of the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research. Williams has also been awarded the Sigma Xi Procter Prize.
- Congratulations to David Williams, recipient of the 2015 Alcon Research Institute award for outstanding contributions in the field of vision research.
- Congratulations to Robin Sharma and Andres Guevara-Torres. Both received 2015 travel grants from ARVO.
- ARIA researchers David Williams, Jennifer Hunter, and Bill Merigan received a $3.8 million National Eye Institute grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration.
- David Williams is a recipient of the 2015 ARVO Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to elected ARVO officers and editors-in-chief upon completion of their terms, in appreciation for dedicated service to ARVO.
- ARIA welcomes new principal investigator Jesse Schallek. Dr. Schallek is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and the Center for Visual Science.
- A richly-deserved honor was bestowed on David R. Williams, Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and Director of the Center for Visual Science, who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- Robin Sharma's paper has been selected for Spotlight on Optics!
- Congratulations to Jesse Schallek for being selected as a Edmund Optics Grant Finalist!
- Congratulations to Dr. David Williams for winning the Edridge Green Medal from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists!
- ARIA has 3 postdoc opportunities available.
- Dr. David Williams and his work on Adaptive Optics was featured in the the Democrat and Chronicle [PDF]
- Congratulations to graduate student Robin Sharma for winning the the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition at FiO 2012
- Dr. David Williams and his work on Adaptive Optics was featured in the Rochester Review [PDF]
- Congratulations to Dr. David Williams for winning the 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award, which recognizes novel approaches to imaging the eye
- Dr. Jennifer Hunter will be attending the 6th annual EOS Conference as an Invited Speaker
- Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Schallek, recipient of: Schmitt Program on Integrative Brain Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012
Retina Research Foundation/J.M. and E.C. Lawrence Travel Award, 2012
ARVO Member in Training (MIT) Outstanding Poster Award, 2012