Translational Research and Vision


National Eye Institute
40th Anniversary Symposia Series
Translational Research and Vision
June 24th-25th, 2010
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda Campus
Masur Auditorium

Bldg 10 - Masur Auditorium
3:00 - 3:30 pm Registration & coffee
Evening Session  
Chairperson: Emily Y. Chew, M.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
3:30 - 3:40 pm Prosthetics and Devices for Vision
3:40 - 4:10 pm Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Controlling Brain Circuits with Light: Enabling Integrative Analysis and Engineering of Neural Systems
4:20 - 4:50 pm Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph. D.
University of Southern California
Bioelectronic Devices for Ophthalmology; from Benchtop to the Clinic
4:50 - 5:30 pm Light Refreshments
FRIDAY, JUNE 25th Bldg 10 - Masur Auditorium
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Coffee
Morning Session  
9:00 - 9:05 am WELCOME ADDRESS
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute, NIH
9:05 - 9:15 am OPENING ADDRESS
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health
Chairperson: Hemin R. Chin, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute
9:15 - 9:25 am Genomes and Gene Therapy for Vision
9:25 - 10:10 am James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy directed to the Retina
10:10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:05 am Jay Neitz, Ph.D. & Maureen Neitz, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Mending Myopia/ Recovering the Rainbow
11:05 - 11:25 pm Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute, NIH
11:25 - 11:45 am Wai T. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
Retinal Microglia in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
11:45 am - 12:05 pm Emily Chew, M.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
Clinical Trials of AMD: Age-Related Eye Disorder Studies
12:05 - 1:15 pm Lunch break
Afternoon Session  
Chairperson: Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute, NIH
1:15 - 1:30 pm Therapies for Retinal Disease
1:30 - 2:05 pm Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Translational Research for Rare and Neglected Targets and Diseases: NCGC and TRND
2:05 - 2:40 pm Dennis O. Clegg, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Generation of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells
2:40 - 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 - 3:45 pm Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
How do Astrocytes Promote Synaptogenesis?
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Eye Institute, NIH