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...
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.
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.