This multidisciplinary course is organized by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to provide a thorough introduction to the biology of major ocular compartments and their associated pathologies. The course provides a fascinating view of vertebrate eye development, anatomy, physiology and pathology.  Topics covered include: cornea, lens, vitreous, retinal development, visual processing, and pathologies, as well as central visual pathways. The course is open to graduate students and will be of particular interest to developmental and cell biologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, bioengineers, and clinician-scientists.  Postdoctoral fellows, Faculty, Residents and Technicians with an interest in the visual sciences are strongly encouraged to attend.

This course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.15pm – 6.30pm (Apart from 9/26, 11/7 and 12/5 which will begin at 4pm)

Fall Semester 2019

Location:Maternity Building Conference room 725

Course master: Joshua Morgan

Access to course material

9/3/2019Overview of the eye from an evolutionary perspectiveJoe
9/5/2019Cornea I: Structure, physiology, transparencyAndrew  Huang
9/10/2019Cornea II: Stem cells and corneal  renewalAndrew Huang 
9/12/2019Structure and function: Aqueous humor inflow and outflowCarla
9/17/2019Lens: structure, cell biology. refractive errors and agingSteven
9/19/2019Genetics of cataract- age related cataractsAlan
9/24/2019Chaperone proteins in the eyeUsha
9/26/2019Structure and function of the vitreous bodyNathan
10/1/2019Cell biology of retinal developmentBrian Clarkbrian.s.clark@wustl.ed
10/3/2019Genetic control of retinal developmentShiming
10/8/2019Neurobiology  of retinal developmentDaniel
10/10/2019Genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic analysisPhilip
10/15/2019Retina I:  Structure and  functionPeter
10/17/2019Retina II: Neurobiology of visual processingPhil
10/22/2019Neuroscience meeting (No class)———————-
10/24/2019Circadian rhythms and the visual systemErik
10/29/2019Photoreceptors and visual adaptationVladimir
10/31/2019Photoreceptors and signal transductionVladimir
11/5/2019Immune privilegeThomas
11/12/2019Inherited retinal diseasesRajendra
11/19/2019Development, physiology and PathophysiologyAndrew
11/21/2019Central Visual Pathways – part IJosh
11/26/2019Thanksgiving (No class)  
12/3/2019Central Visual Pathways – part IIAndreas
12/5/2019Glaucoma and Ganglion cell NeuropathiesBanks
12/10/2019Central Visual Pathways – pathologyGreg Van