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February 8, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Mazurek Medical Education Commons Margherio Conference Center | Map
320 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Wayne State University Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Ophthalmology and School of Medicine is pleased to host the NIH-funded Vision Core Seminar on February 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Margherio Conference Center in the Mazurek Medical Education Commons. The presentation, including questions and answers, is being given as a live video conference through Skype.

The Vision Core Seminar Series presents "Canonical Wnt signaling in retinal vascular development and disease” with Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience and Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Dr. Nathans received his bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a doctoral degree in Biochemistry (working with David Hogness, Ph.D.), and a medical degree as a trainee in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Stanford Medical School. He has made major contributions to our current understanding of vision, retinal development and inherited retinal degeneration. Dr. Nathans is one of the most important accomplished scientists in vision field in the modern era. 

Dr. Nathans is one of leading advocate of environmental protection in the scientific community. In a Point of View article at eLife (March 31, 2016)(Attached), Dr. Nathans, along with Dr. Peter Sterling, called upon scientist to lead by example cutting down on long-distance air travel to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint of the scientific community. This will be one of the first in WSU to take actions on reducing our carbon footprint, meanwhile, welcoming one of the most distinguished scientist into our campus.  

We hope you enjoy the seminar!


For more information about this event, please contact Shunbin Xu at 3135770127 or