An objective functional biomarker of retinal ganglion cell function: Applications for probing disease mechanisms
Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | September 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Suresh Viswanathan, Associate Professor & Chair of Biological and Vision Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry
Work over the last decade and a half have identified and characterized a retinal ganglion cell nerve component in the flash electroretinogram. This talk will review the evidence for retinal ganglion cell origin of this potential, its mechanism of generation and applications towards understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of glaucoma and mild traumatic brain injury.
Seminar: Redwood Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Wujie Zhang, Yartsev Lab, UC Berkeley
Social interaction is fundamental to our everyday life and that of diverse animals. When two animals interact, they behave in different ways. Thus, to get a full picture of the neural activity underlying each interaction, we need to record from the brains of both animals at the same time. We do so in a highly social mammal, the Egyptian fruit bat, using wireless electrophysiology, which allows... More >