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Inaugural Winston Fellow Competition

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
North Medical Building-Moore Auditorium, 4580 Scott Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Join us in Moore Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. to hear students enrolled in the ITVS Pathway present their research and compete for the inaugural Winston Fellow Award in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Reception to follow at 5:15 p.m. outside Moore Auditorium. The winner will be announced.

In-person attendance is strongly encouraged. To attend virtually, please contact Jenna Krizan (

In December 2022, David (A&S ‘74) and Deborah Winston made a generous gift to establish the Winston Fellow Award in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

This unique award will support graduate students who are receiving specific training in vision science through the Interdisciplinary Training in Vision Sciences Pathway. The overall goal of the program is to attract a group of gifted, well-trained biomedical scientists to careers in vision research to continue unlocking the mysteries of eye disease.


Jacob Amme, Hengen Lab
“Temperature-dependent learning and metabolic asymmetry shape hunting outcomes”

Evelyn Craigen, Clark Lab
“Right place, right time: Temporal regulation of retinal cell fate”

Jade Enright, Clark Lab
“Long non-coding RNAs regulate retinal development”

Sean McCracken, Williams Lab
“Diversity in homeostatic calcium set points predicts retinal ganglion cell survival following optic nerve injury in vivo”

Chas Pfeifer, Apte Lab
“Targeting CD200-CD200R signaling axis to modulate microglia-driven diabetic retinopathy”

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