A recent paper from the Hocking Lab describes a simple method for obtaining electroretinogram measurements from zebrafish. Excitingly, it works for larval, juvenile and adult fish. Well done Nate Nadolski on your success following painstaking work to develop the new procedure. Nadolski NJ, Wong CXL, Hocking JC. Electroretinogram analysis of zebrafish retinal function across development. Doc…

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A paper in press at Human Molecular Genetics (Lahola-Chomiak et al., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30561643) reports the results of a collaboration led by Dr. Michael Walter, and involving the Lehmann and Allison labs. This work discovered the first causative gene for pigmentary glaucoma, a common subtype of glaucoma, which represents the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Dr.…

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Telodendria are delicate structures that connect photoreceptor cells to one another and allow for information to be shared laterally between them. Despite their discovery in the late 19th century, telondendria are not widely known or well characterized in vision science. Nicole Noel recently studied these poorly understood features of photoreceptors in the zebrafish retina during…

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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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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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