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 BAVRD from […]

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 […]

Vision scientist Martin Banks, a UC Berkeley professor of optometry and vision science, has been awarded the Otto Schade Prize. Named after Otto Schade, who introduced linear systems analysis to the study of human vision, the Otto Schade Prize is awarded for an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, the advancement of […]

UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY AND THE VISION SCIENCE GRADUATE GROUP invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured positions (Assistant or Associate Professor) from individuals interested in the fields of oculomotor function, adaptive optics, visual system function, and binocular vision who wish to join an expanding group of basic and clinical scientists. Within those fields, the scope of […]

Congratulations Alexandra Boehm and Jessica Wei on receiving this year’s Ezell Fellowship.