October 18, 2022

Winners of ninth annual Vision Research Workshop named

The poster and oral presentation winners of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s ninth annual Vision Research Workshop have been announced.

The workshop, held Oct. 12, was presented by the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, and the Kresge Eye Institute.

Presentation winners included:

Poster Presentations

First place: Nicholas Pryde, “Assessment of NanodropperTM eyedropper attachment”

Second place: Bing Ross, “Mechanism of Preferential Calcification in Hydrophilic Versus Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens”

Third place: Pratima Suvas, “Expression, Localization, and Characterization of CXCR4 and its ligand CXCL12 in herpes simplex virus-1 infected corneas”

Oral Presentations

First place: Ashley Kramer, “A comparative analysis of gene and protein expression in a zebrafish model of chronic photoreceptor degeneration”

Second place: Jeremy Bohl, “Long-distance cholinergic signaling contributes to direction selectivity in the mouse retina”

Third place: Zain Hussain, “Diagnostic and Treatment Patterns of Age-Related Macular Degeneration among Asian Medicare Beneficiaries”

Mark Juzych, M.D., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, and director of the Kresge Eye Institute, gave welcome remarks.
Linda Hazlett, Ph.D., vice dean of Research and Graduate Programs and vice chair of the department, provided an overview of research.

The keynote speaker giving the annual Robert N. Frank, M.D., Clinical Translational Lecture, was Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., the Claes H. Dohlman Chair and vice chair for Academic Programs in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, who presented “New Ways of Doing Old Things: Translational Investigations in Management of Common Corneal and Ocular Surface Disorders.”

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