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EVENT REGISTRATION

Event:

  

8th Annual Bench to Bedside Symposium

Description:

  

This free, one-day symposium will focus on exciting advances in translational research. The event will bring together all those who are interested in applying state-of-the-art methodologies to human diseases – from undergraduate students to full-time professors, and experts in private industry.

Topics include:
-  Neuroscience of Vision
-  Immune System and Eye Health
-  Regenerative Medicine
-  Novel Techniques for Vision Research

Speakers include:

-Aileen Anderson, PhD, Director, Sue and Bill Gross Research Center; Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UCI
-Mayssa Attar, PhD, DABT, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow; Allergan, an AbbVie Company
-Andrew Browne, MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, UCI
-Zhongping Chen, PhD, Professor, Beckman Laser Institute, UCI
-Maria Del Valle Estopinal, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology and Pathology, UCI
-Sunil P. Gandhi, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI
-Albert LaSpada, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Neurology, UCI
-Olivia L. Lee, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, UCI
-David Lyon, PhD, Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology, UCI
-Rachel Martin, PhD, Professor, Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UCI
-Eric Pearlman, PhD, Professor, Ophthalmology, and Director, Institute for Immunology, UCI
-William C. Tang, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UCI
-Andrea Tenner, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UCI

Date:
Time:

Saturday, June 4, 2022
7:30 am – 6:00 pm PT

In Person:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center | 100 Academy Way | Irvine, CA 92617

Virtual Option:

Zoom link will be sent to those who register to attend virtually

Virtual event notes:

Livestream on 6/4 at 9:00 am PT, no registration required to view livestream. Event will be recorded and availabe for viewing after event.

   Livestream

 
Poster Presentation:

Posters will be presented throughout the day to encourage interactions between post-doctoral fellow, scientists and industry experts. The top three outstanding post-doctoral posters will be awarded:

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300  Second Prize
  • $200  Third Prize

 
Thanks to the generous support of the Discovery Center for Eye Research, Research to Prevent Blindness, and the UCI Center for Translational Vision Research, the registration fees have been waived.
 
For more information, email Dana Collinson | dana.collinson@hs.uci.edu.

Agenda

Time

Session

Presenter 

Presenters' Titles

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast - Lobby and Dinning Room

8:30 - 8:35 AM

Welcome

Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD

Chair, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology

Session #1 - Neuroscience of Vision 

Moderator - Valdimir Kefalov, PhD

Professor, Ophthalmology, UCI

8:35 - 9:05 AM

Ocular Surface Changes after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation 

Olivia Lee, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, UCI

Q&A

9:05 - 9:35 AM

Cellular and Molecular Basis of the Cerebellar-Retinal Degenerative Disorder Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7

Albert LaSpada, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor,  Neurology, UCI

Q&A

9:35-10:05 AM

Visual Cortex Recovery Following Treatments of Retinal Diseases 

David Lyon, PhD

Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology, UCI

Q&A

10:05-10:35 AM

Optical Coherence Tomography and Elastography of Ophthalmic Tissues

Zhongping Chen, PhD

Professor, Beckman Laser Institute, UCI

Q&A

10:35-11:00 AM

Break and Poster Viewing - Atrium

Session #2 - Immune System and Eye Health

Moderator - Sanjay Kedhar, MD

Director, Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service, Ophthalmology, UCI

11:00-11:30 AM

Immune Regulation of Bacterial and Fungal Keratitis

Eric Pearlman, PhD

Professor, Ophthalmology;  Director, Institute for Immunology, UCI

Q&A

11:30 AM-12 PM

IgG4-related Ophthalmic Disease

Maria Del Valle Estopinal, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology and Pathology, UCI

Q&A

12:00-12:30 PM

Strategic Targeting of the Complement System in Alzheimer’s Disease

Andrea Tenner, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UCI

Q&A

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch and Poster Viewing - Dinning Room and Atrium

Session #3:  Regenerative Medicine

Moderator - Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD

Assisstant Professor, Ophthalmology, Physiology & Biophysics, UCI

1:30 - 2:00 PM

A Novel Role for Complement-mediated Neuroimmune Signaling in the Central Nervous System

Aileen Anderson, PhD

Director, Sue and Bill Gross Research Center; Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UCI

Q&A

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Retina on a Chip 

William Tang, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UCI

Q&A

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Quantitative Mapping of Visual Activation in the Intact Whole-Brain at Single Cell Resolution 

Sunhil Gandhi, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI

Q&A

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Break and Poster Viewing - Atrium

Session #4:  Novel Techniques for Vision Research

Moderator - Mitul Mehta, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, UCI

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Translating Ocular PKPD to Improve Clinical Success Rates

Mayssa Attar, PhD, DABT

Vice President and Senior Research Fellow; Allergan, an AbbVie Company

Q&A

4:00 - 4:30 PM

New AI Methods to Improve Ocular Surgeries

Andrew Browne, MD, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, UCI

Q&A

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Advances in NMR Methodology for Molecular Vision Science

Rachel Martin, PhD

Professor, Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Q&A

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Best Posters and Reception - Atrium