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 other conferences is that it is primarily organized and run by graduate students from the Vision Science Graduate Group at the University of California, Berkeley. This year marks the 31st annual BAVRD.
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This year's Bay Area Vision Research Day will take place at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Every year the Bay Area Vision Research Day holds a poster session where we encourage researchers throughout the Bay to present novel data, or unpublished data recently presented related to the study of Vision. The deadline for poster submission is August 31st.Poster Submission
We are in the process of adding abstracts now. Check back soon for the full list of speakers and abstracts.
We will be adding to this list of posters as we receive them. Please check back soon for a full listing.
Alexandre Tiriac, UC Berkeley MCB
Development of Direction Selectivity Maps
Franklin Caval-Holme, UC Berkeley
Gap Junction Coupling Shapes the Encoding of Light Intensity in the Developing Retina
Shereen Chew, UCSF Ophthalmology
In Vitro Analysis of Human Retinal Organoid Development Using Timed Notch Inhibition
Matthew Summers, UC Berkeley MCB
Synaptic Basis of Velocity Tuning in Direction Selective Circuits
Chandan Singh, UC Berkeley EECS
Hierarchical Interpretations for Neural Network Predictions
Malak El-Quessny, UC Berkeley
Visual experience influences dendritic orientation while maintaining asymmetric wiring of the retinal direction selective circuit
Peter Borden, Jasper Ridge Inc.
Blue Blockers may adversely affect light-sensitive individuals
Cécile Vullings, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Mapping the Binocular Scotoma in Macular Degeneration
Robert Zawadzki, UC Davis
Light Evoked Water Movement in the Outer Retina Investigated by Optical Coherence Tomography
Pengfei Zhang, UC Davis
Investigation of Rod Outer Segment Disc Shedding in vivo in Mouse with Optophysiological Signals Measured by OCT
Gregory McIntire, University of Nevada Reno
The Impact of Visual Discomfort on Face Processing
Lisa Lindquist, UNR
The Effect of Chromaticity Separation on Information Processing
Naity Bhatt, University of Minnesota
Classification Analyses of fMRI Data Can Predict Stimulus Color
Elise Harb, UC Berkeley
Habitual Indoor and Outdoor Activity of Myopic and Non-Myopic University Students in the United States and Norway
Kathleen Chirco, UC San Francisco
Creating an in vitro Leber congenital amaurosis model to study allele-specific genome editing
Jonathan Ramirez, UCSF Dept of Ophthalmology
Cell adhesion molecules to improve hydrogel-based retinal engineering
David Peterzell, JFK University
Individual Differences in Perceptual Organization: Rediscovering, Reanalyzing, and Reinterpreting Thurstone’s (1938-1957) Factor Analyses of Visual Data
|9:10-9:40||Speaker 1: Hany Farid|
|9:45-10:15||Speaker 2: Xin Duan|
|10:20-10:50||Speaker 3: Na Ji|
|11:20-11:50||Speaker 4: Ren Ng|
|11:55-12:25||Speaker 5: Evan Feinberg|
|12:30-1:00||Speaker 6: Stella Yu|
|2:25-2:55||Speaker 7: Laura Waller|
|3:00-3:30||Speaker 8: Hillel Adesnik|
|3:35-4:05||Speaker 9: Massimo Scanziani|
|4:10-4:40||Keynote: Noah Goodman|
|5:00 onwards||Poster session & Reception (*at Minor Beach)|
ODs can receive 6 miscellaneous CE credit hours for attending BAVRD. Please be sure to sign in and sign out to receive CE credit hours for attending BAVRD.
We'd like to thank the following sponsors for their support.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.