2010 Focus on Fellows Awards and Presentations

2010 Focus on Fellows Best Scientific Presentations with the NEI Leadership. (left to right) Dr. Dr. Anna Hansen, Dr. Wei Li (standing in for Dr. Jodie Pope), Dr. Shinya Yamamoto, Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director), Marie-Audrey Kautzmann, Dr. Deborah Carper (NEI Deputy Director), and Dr. Sheldon Miller (Scientific Director).
2010 Focus on Fellows Best Scientific Presentations with the NEI Leadership. (left to right) Dr. Dr. Anna Hansen, Dr. Wei Li (standing in for Dr. Jodie Pope), Dr. Shinya Yamamoto, Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director), Marie-Audrey Kautzmann, Dr. Deborah Carper (NEI Deputy Director), and Dr. Sheldon Miller (Scientific Director).

Best Scientific Presentations

Marie-Audrey Kautzmann, from the Retinal Development and Genetics Section (Chief, Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.), Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory, for her presentation, “Regulation of the Major Photoreceptor Transcription Factor NRL during Retinal Development.”

Dr. Shinya Yamamoto, from the Neuronal Networks Section (Chief, Okihide Hikosaka, Ph.D.), Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, for his presentation, “Visual Striatum and Object-based Saccadic Behavior.”

Honorable Mentions

Dr. Anna Hansen, from the Immunoregulation Section (Chief, Rachel Caspi, Ph.D.), Laboratory of Immunology, for her presentation, “Innate Production of Regulatory Cytokines Contributes to the Outcome of Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis (EAU).”

Dr. Jodie Pope, from the Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology (Chief, Dr. Wei Li), for her presentation, “Structural and Functional Changes in the Hibernating Ground Squirrel Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapse.”

Scientific Director’s Awards

Dr. Anna Hansen, from the Immunoregulation Section (Chief, Rachel Caspi, Ph.D.), Laboratory of Immunology, in recognition of outstanding service to the scientific community and excellent mentoring of junior staff.

Dr. Brajendra Tripathi, from the Cellular Differentiation Section, (Chief, Peggy Zelenka, Ph.D.), Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, in recognition of the substantial help and guidance given to more junior members of the Laboratory.

Group Award:

2010 Scientific Directors Award Winners with the NEI Leadership. (left to right) Dr. Sheldon Miller (Scientific Director), Dr. Anna Hansen, Dr. Brajendra Tripathi, Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez (Intramural Training Program Manager), Dr. Jerome Roger (N-NRL, Dr. Swaroop), and Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director).
2010 Scientific Directors Award Winners with the NEI Leadership. (left to right) Dr. Sheldon Miller (Scientific Director), Dr. Anna Hansen, Dr. Brajendra Tripathi, Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez (Intramural Training Program Manager), Dr. Jerome Roger (N-NRL, Dr. Swaroop), and Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director).

Dr. Radu Cojocaru, Ms. Samelia Okpodu, and Dr. Jerome Roger from the Retinal Development and Genetics Section (Chief, Anand Swaroop, Ph.D.), Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory; Dr. Anna Hansen, from the Immunoregulation Section (Chief, Rachel Caspi, Ph.D.), Laboratory of Immunology; and Dr. Brajendra Tripathi, from the Cellular Differentiation Section, (Chief, Peggy Zelenka, Ph.D.), Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, in recognition of their enthusiasm, effort, and dedication to the organization of a successful Focus on Fellows event.