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Symposium Agenda

CVR 25th Anniversary Symposium

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees and Speakers
Opening 8:50 - 9:10 AM
INTRODUCTIONS - Upstate Opthalmology 25th Anniversary Seminar
Chair's Welcome (5 min) Robert D. Fechtner, MD
President's Welcome (5 min) Mantosh J. Dewan, MD
CVR Founders History (10 min) John A. Hoepner, MD
SESSION 1 Solessio Moderator 9:10 - 10:55 AM
Erik D. Herzog, PhD “Shining light on circadian clocks: One of Bob Barlow’s legacies” 9:10 – 9:55 AM
Nycole A. Maza, PhD CVR Alumna “Lipids and protein localization: The peripheral membrane protein compartmentalization code in photoreceptors and a new player in GPCR trafficking” 9:55 – 10:15 AM
William J. Spencer, PhD “From building a ciliary light sensor to extracellular vesicle release and retinal disease” 10:15 – 10:35 AM
Tere M. Williams, CVR Staff “Translational vision science: SUNY RF's role in the development of the academic spinout” 10:35 – 10:55 AM
Break 11:00 - 11:15 AM
SESSION 2 Brunken Moderator 11:15 - 12:45 AM
Michael F. Chiang, MD, NEI “Artificial intelligence and data science for eye care: The National Eye Institute perspective” (not recorded)
11:15 – 11:55 AM
Brian F. Hofland, PhD, RPB “Research to Prevent Blindness: Seeing the future clearly” 11:55 – 12:05 PM
Diane E. Bovenkamp, PhD, BrightFocus Foundation “Fifty years of research support and partnerships tackling diseases of mind and sight” 12:05 – 12:15 PM
Kerry L. Brown, DMV, Lions International “Lions, Knights for the Blind, and the CVR” 12:15 - 12-25 PM
Michael F. Chiang, MD “NEI funder perspective: 7 examples in 10 minutes” 12:25- 12:35 PM
Panel — Questions and Answers Session 12:35- 12:45 PM
Lunch 12:45 - 1:45 PM
SESSION 3 Calvert Moderator 1:45 - 3:10 PM
Marla B. Feller, PhD “The role of neural activity in wiring up the visual system” 1:45 – 2:30 PM
Saptarshi Biswas, PhD CVR Alumnus “Glutamatergic neuronal activity regulates retinal angiogenesis and blood-retinal barrier maturation via Müller cell-dependent Norrin/β-catenin signaling” 2:30 – 2:50 PM
Mohammad Haeri, MD, PhD CVR Alumnus “Neuronal degeneration: From retina to brain” 2:50 – 3:10 PM
Kimberly A. Wong, PhD CVR Alumna “Dissecting transcriptional networks that regulate RGC survival and regenerative potential after optic nerve injury” (not recorded)
3:10 – 3:30 PM
Break 3:30 - 3:45 PM
SESSION 4 Bernstein Moderator 3:45 - 5:20 PM
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD “Using genetics to improve glaucoma clinical outcomes” 3:45 – 4:30 PM
Samuel Herberg, PhD “Soft is the new black: How 3D extracellular matrix protein hydrogels help us unlock outflow cell biology secrets” 4:30 – 4:50 PM
Preethi S. Ganapathy, MD PhD “Under pressure: The optic nerve head in glaucoma” 4:50 – 5:10 PM
William J. Brunken, PhD Wrap-Up

5:10 – 5:20 PM

Break 5:20 - 5:45 PM
Introduce Keynote Speaker SUNY Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley
Keynote:“Black, Blind and In Charge: A Story of Visionary Leadership and Overcoming Adversity." Governor David A. Paterson, JD
Reception 6:45 - 8:00 PM

Keynote Speaker

David A. Paterson, 55th Governor of NY.

Distinguished Speakers

Erik Herzog, PhD (Barlow, 1996); Professor of Biology, Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University - St. Louis

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD; Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology, Co-Director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence, Vice-Chair, Clinical Research, Associate Director, Ocular Genomics Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School

Michael F. Chiang, MD, director of the National Eye Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland

Marla B. Feller, PhD, Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences University of California, Berkeley

Funding Agencies

Research to Prevent Blindness: Brian Hofland, PhD; President

BrightFocus: Diane E. Bovenkamp, PhD; Vice President Scientific Affairs

Lions Clubs International: Dr. Kerry L. Brown DVM; Past District Governor NY District 20-Y

National Eye Institute: Michael F. Chiang, MD; Director

CVR Faculty Members

Samuel Herberg, PhD; Assistant Professor

Preethi S. Ganapathy, MD PhD, Assistant Professor

William J. Spencer, PhD, Assistant Professor

CVR Alumni Speakers

Saptarshi Biswas, PhD (Brunken, 2017); Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Nycole Maza, PhD (Calvert, 2019); Associate Medical Writer, Ashfield MedComms

Kimberly Wong, PhD (Viczian 2017); Staff Scientist/Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Mohammad Haeri, MD, PhD (Knox, 2010); Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Lawrence, KS

CVR Staff

Tere Williams, SUNY Upstate Medical University