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By January 3, 2022


Are We Ready For Self-Driving Cars?

The challenge of replicating the awesome power of the human visual system

Novartis Acquires Vedere Bio

Novel optogenetic gene therapy technology from the Flannery Lab

Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Vision Science professor Michael Silver is the inaugural director.

Response to COVID-19

The Vision Science program has taken measures to keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy.


The Vision Science faculty constitute a prestigious group of educators and researchers. Click the arrow to learn more about them, including research interests, contact information and links to lab websites.



About 40 graduate students are currently enrolled in the Vision Science program. Their backgrounds include degrees in psychology, biology, engineering, computer science, or optometry.



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