Robert B. Barlow Twelfth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Claude Desplan, Ph.D. Dr. Desplan
New York University
Director, Center for Developmental Genetics
Lecture Title: Processing of Color Information in Drosophila
Lecture Date: October 19, 2012
Robert B. Barlow Eleventh Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Samuel Miao-Sin Wu, Ph.D. Dr. Wu
Cullen Eye Institute
Baylor College of Medicine
Lecture Title: Rod and Cone Signaling Pathways in Normal, Mutant and Diseased Retinas
Lecture Date: October 17, 2011
Robert B. Barlow Tenth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Gregory S. Hageman, Ph.D. Dr. Hageman
The University of Utah School of Medicine
John A. Moran Eye Center
Director, John A. Moran Center for Translational Research
John A. Moran Presidential Professor of Ophthalmology
Lecture Title: A New Era in Our Understanding of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Lecture Held: October 7, 2010
Ninth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Robert S. Molday, Ph.D.
The University of British Columbia
Canada Research Chair in Vision and Macular Degeneration
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, Centre for Macular Research
Lecture Title: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases
Lecture Held: March 8, 2008
Eighth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Constance L. Cepko, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Department of Genetics and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Lecture Title: Determination of Retinal Cell Fates
Lecture Held: October 19, 2007
Seventh Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Thaddeus P. Dryja, M.D.
Director, Cogan Eye Pathology Laboratory
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Lecture Title: Hereditary Photoreceptor Diseases
Lecture Held: Friday, March 10, 2006
Sixth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
David H. Hubel, M.D., Ph.D.
1981 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
Research Professor of Neurobiology
Lecture Title: Vision and Brain: Possible Physiological Basis for Some Common Illusions
Lecture held: Friday, April 1, 2005
Fifth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the National Eye Institute
Lecture Title: Night Blindness and the State of Rod Photo Receptors in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Lecture held: Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Fourth Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Debora B. Farber, Ph.D., D.Phhc.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and Co-Chief of the Vision Science Division
Lecture Title: From Mouse to Man: Characterization and Regulation of Genes Causing Retinal Degeneration
Lecture held: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Third Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Jeremy H. Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Molecular Biology of Visual Pigments
Lecture held: Monday, March 26, 2001
Second Distinguished Lecture in Vision
John E. Dowling, Ph.D.
Harvard College Professor and
Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Natural Science
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Lecture Title: Searching for Visual System Mutations in Zebrafish
Lecture held: Friday, March 3, 2000
First Distinguished Lecture in Vision
Torsten N. Wiesel, MD, FRS
1981 Nobel Laureate, Torsten N. Wiesel, MD, FRS visited Syracuse on March 4, 1999. Dr. Wiesel is President Emeritus and Director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior at Rockefeller University. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the University Center for Vision Research.
Robert B. Barlow, Ph.D., of University Center for Vision Research hosted Dr. Wiesel's lecture entitled, "Brain Mechanisms of Vision." Dr. Barlow described Dr. Wiesel as a "hero" and "a most outstanding role model for young scientists."
After his lecture, which was standing room only in the Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, Dr. Wiesel was guest of honor at an exclusive lunch. Exceptional neuroscience graduate students, and program candidates lucky enough to be touring the S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University's campus that day, were invited to attend. The group enjoyed this unique opportunity to talk openly with a renowned researcher. One student said of Dr. Wiesel, "Not only is he a great scientist, he's such a nice person."
Dr. Wiesel rounded out his visit with an informal meeting with the vision scientists of University Center for Vision Research.