John I. Clark, UW professor and chair of the Department of Biological Structure, was elected as the 2015-16 president of
the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO is the largest vision research organization in the world with an international
membership of nearly 13,000 in 80 countries. With blindness and vision impairment affecting nearly 300 million people worldwide, ARVO is dedicated to
research that can improve vision and prevent blindness.
Dr. Kate Mulligan has been promoted to Principal Lecturer, effective July 1, 2014.
Dr. Mo Li has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Liquo Wang, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Dr. Zhihong Cheng has been appointed Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Wenqing Xu effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Dr. Sachihiro Suzuki has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Rachel Wong, effective March 1, 2013
Dr. Takeshi Yoshimatsu has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Rachel Wong, effective May 1, 2013
Dr. Anna La Torre has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Tom Reh, effective November 16, 2013
Dr. Heather Brignull has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. David Raible, effective December 1, 2013
New Grant Awarded:
Dr. Wyeth Bair and Dr. Anitha Pasupathy have received a new NSF award
entitled "US-German Collaboration: Circuit models of form processing in primate V4". The aim of the project is to understand how the primate
visual system is able to recognize objects under a wide variety of viewing conditions. The goal is to uncover the neural circuitry and associated
computations that underly this capacity,using computer modeling, analysis of natural scenes and primate electrophysiology.
has been awarded a Competitive Renewal for his grant "Genetics of Zebrafish Hair Cell Toxicity". The goals of the grant aim to facilitate development of therapeutic agents to prevent hearing loss through understanding the cellular pathways and molecular identities of potential therapeutic targets that regulate death and survival of inner ear hair cells.