New Research (November 8, 2017)

Vision scientists at Berkeley and the University of Toronto have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators have the potential to halt the progression of glaucoma, the world’s second-leading cause of blindness. Their findings, published earlier this week in the online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, mark a major step forward […]

Elise Piazza, a graduate of Berkeley Optometry’s Vision Science program is receiving good media coverage for her recent paper in Current Biology. Dr. Piazza earned her PhD in 2015, and is currently an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute. Elise’s dissertation research, with Professors Michael Silver and Martin Banks, investigated how factors like recent […]

Next Gen MRI Brain Scanner (October 11, 2017)

Berkeley Optometry’s Dr. Michael Silver and Vision Science Faculty Member Dr. Jack Gallant are among a group of UC Berkeley researchers who are collaborating to build the next-gen MRI brain scanner. Article By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley Media relations Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, has transformed our view of the brain, allowing researchers to […]

    Friday, September 15th The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, visual psychophysics, and computer vision. What distinguishes […]

The lab of Berkeley Optometry’s Dr. Suzanne Fleiszig has received a patent for a newly identified type of anti-microbial peptide that kills pathogens that cause infections. First discovered in human corneal epithelial cells, the peptides could one day be used in medical devices and surgical dressings to fight infections. The keratin-derived antimicrobial peptides are toxic […]

Berkeley Optometry and Vision Science faculty traveled to the Google campus for an exploratory meeting to showcase the breadth and depth of research in the Vision Science program here at Berkeley in the hopes of fostering additional collaborations in the future. Topics discussed at the meeting included: Vision Science and Virtual Reality Eye movements and […]

New research led by UC Berkeley shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes. Vision Science Professor David Whitney and his team at UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Dartmouth College and Université Paris Descartes have found that blinking does more than lubricates dry eyes and protect […]