Issam M. Fares Distinguished Guest Lecture


Monday, March 18

12noon - 1pm 

Duncan NRI, 7th floor, Blue Bird Circle Auditorium


Restoring Vision Using Optogenetics


Botond Roska, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology

Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Roska's research group focuses on the understanding of vision and its diseases and the development of gene therapies to restore vision. His laboratory aims to find ways to repair visual dysfunction by investigating the function of the retina, thalamus, and cortex at the level of cell types and circuits, and using the acquired knowledge to understand disease mechanisms and to develop treatments.

All are cordially welcome to attend. A reception for all attendees will follow the talk