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Vision Seminar


Talks are typically held on alternate Mondays from 12:00pm - 1:15 pm, in Barchi Library (140 John Morgan Building). Please see below for occasional exceptions.

We encourage graduate students and postdocs to have lunch with a speaker or two during the year. Please contact Jessica Marcus ( to sign up.

Fall 2016

Monday, August 15:
Gerald Chader
(This talk will be held in Room 132 Hill Pavilion, 380 S. University Avenue.)
Bioelectronic Research Lab, University of Southern California

The Retinal Prosthesis: Renewed Sight Through Artificial Vision

Friday, September 2:
William Tsang
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal
Regulation of Centrosome Homeostasis


Monday, September 12:
Michele Basso
University of California, Los Angeles
Impaired Decision-Making in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease


Monday, September 26:
Donald Miller

Indiana University


Monday, October 10:
Jonathan Winawer

New York University


Monday. October 24:
Dario Ringach

University of California, Los Angeles


Thursday, November 10:
Michael Hoffmann

University of Magdeburg


Monday, November 21:
Noga Vardi

Lab for Retinal Microcircuitry, University of Pennsylvania


Monday, December 5:
Robert Lucas

University of Manchester




Spring 2017





Past Seminars:

2015 2016 Vision Seminar Schedule

2014 2015 Vision Seminar Schedule

2013 2014 Vision Seminar Schedule

2012 2013 Vision Seminar Schedule

2011 2012 Vision Seminar Schedule

2010 2011 Vision Seminar Schedule

2009 2010 Vision Seminar Schedule

2008 2009 Vision Seminar Schedule

2007 2008 Vision Seminar Schedule

For scheduling and other information please contact Diego Contreras (email or phone 215-573-8780)

The Vision Seminar is supported by the National Eye Institute through its Vision Training Grant to U. Penn.