IRBP: A Journey Toward Understanding the Retina

A Symposium Honoring Barbara Wiggert

Cloister Building
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
November 9, 2006


1:30 p.m. Opening Remarks
Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
National Eye Institute

1:35 p.m. Introduction
Moderator: Sally Twining, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
Medical College of Wisconsin

1:55 p.m. The LRCMB: Contributions of Dr. Barbara Wiggert
Gerald J. Chader, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Keck Medical School
University of Southern California

2:20 p.m. Cone Opsins Vary: Studies With Retinoids
Rosalie K. Crouch, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor
Professor of Ophthalmology/Biochemistry and Provost Emerita
Medical University of South Carolina

2:45 p.m. IRBP: Gene Expression and Retina Development
John Nickerson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University

3:10 p.m. IRBP in Ocular Autoimmunity
Rachel Caspi, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Immunology
National Eye Institute

3:35 p.m. Analysis of Neuroprotective Effects of Sigma Receptor Ligands in Retinopathy
Sylvia Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine
Professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy and Ophthalmology, Graduate Studies
Medical College of Georgia

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Sheldon Miller, Ph.D.
Division of Intramural Research
National Eye Institute

4:10 p.m. Presentation

4:30 p.m. Light Refreshments

Symposium Planning Committee

Michael Redmond
Patricia Becerra
Ignacio Rodriguez
Audrey Georges