Archive for November 2017

AVN Logo Contest

AVN needs a logo! AVN members, it’s time to get out your crayons. We’re having a contest and the winner gets a cash prize and will hopefully have their design displayed as our new logo. Due: Jan 10th, 2018 Send your logo to: jhocking@ualberta.ca Prize: $150 Please read these tips before starting: Logo tips  …

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Congratulations to Nicole Noel!

Nicole recently received an Alberta Innovates – Health Solution scholarship to fund her PhD research under the joint supervision of two AVN members – Dr. Ian MacDonald and Dr. Ted Allison. Way to go Nicole!

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Take Ophthalmology 601 this winter

This graduate level course is open to graduate students with an interest in the broad field of ocular genetics. Individual lectures will be provided as background to supplement the discussion of pertinent papers and topics. Each session will be led by a local expert (currently 8) and cover principles of ocular genetics, development, function, and…

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships available to undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and residents doing vision research: -THE MARK MARSHALL DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH¬†AWARD -ALBERTA ODD FELLOW REBEKAH VISION SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD -HELEN COLBURN SCHOLARSHIP -EDWIN ISAAC CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP All are due January 31st, 2018! See attachments for further information: OVS Dept Awards 2017-2018…

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Research from the Eisenstat lab highlighted in Science Magazine

Exciting news from the Eisenstat Lab! They study the Dlx gene family in both the eye and brain, and their recent paper in the Journal of Neuroscience shows how Dlx1 and Dlx2 turn on production of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. Loss of Dlx1/2 impairs brain maturation, an important finding with implications for autism, epilepsy, and…

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