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Vision Seminar


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

Students (and postdocs): We encourage you to have lunch with a speaker or two during the year. Please contact the speaker's host (in advance, if possible).

Fall 2014

September 15:
Peter Sterling

University of Pennsylvania
Host: Larry Palmer


October 6:
Jonathan Victor

Cornell University
Host: Vijay Balasubramanian


October 13:
Paul Martin

University of Sydney
Host: Diego Contreras


October 27:
Doug Fields

National Institutes of Health
Host: Claire Mitchell

November 3:
Tomas Aleman

University of Pennsylvania
Host: John Kempen


December 5:
(Please note this will be held at 11 AM)
David S Williams

Jules Stein Eye Institute
Host: Kathy Boesze-Battaglia


December 8:
Ben Backus

SUNY College of Optometry
Host: David Brainard


December 15:
Dawei Dong

University of Pennsylvania
Host: Diego Contreras




Spring 2015


February 2:
Barb Roher

Medical University of South Carolina
Host: Gus Aguirre


February 23:
Tony Movshon

New York University
Host: Nicole Rust


March 2:
Carl Orlson

University of Pittsburgh
Host: Josh Gold


March 16:
Hui Sun

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Host: Wenqin Luo


March 30:
Jim Handa

Johns Hopkins University
Host: Josh Dunaief


April 13:
Vadim Arshavsky

Duke University
Host: Kathy Boesze-Battaglia


April 20:
Austin Roorda

University of California, Berkeley
Host: Jessica Morgan


May 11:
Dan Butts

University of Maryland
Host: Maria Geffen

June 22 :
Ken Shindler

University of Pennsylvania
Host: Jean Bennett


Past Seminars:

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.