Virtual Discussion Series

The RReSTORe Consortium sponsors periodic virtual discussions aimed at maintaining collaborative dialogues surrounding our collective work on vision restoration for optic neuropathies.

The discussions feature groundbreaking work from various disciplines related to neuronal transplantation throughout the central nervous system, stem cell biology, bioengineering of implantable materials, computational electrophysiology of the visual system, and advanced model systems for studying optic nerve disease, among other topics. Discussions take place approximately 3 to 4 times per year.

Neural stem cell transplantation for Parkinson’s disease: What can vision scientists learn from this translational story?

November 6th, 2023

Discussion led by Roger Barker, MBBS, PhD (University of Cambridge)

Transsynaptic Degeneration at Visual centers in Optic Neuropathy: Implications for Regeneration

June 6th, 2023

Discussion led by Phillip R. Williams, PhD and Joshua L. Morgan, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)

RGC Repopulation from Endogenous Sources

January 4th, 2023

Disucssion was led by Levi Todd, PhD (University of Washington)

Lessons Learned from Photoreceptor and RPE Transplantation

September 22nd, 2022

Discussion led by Ed Stone, MD, PhD, Budd Tucker, PhD, and Ian Han, MD (University of Iowa) and Kapil Bharti, PhD (National Eye Institute)

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