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Stephanie J. Davis, graduate research assistant, Univ. Alabama at Birmingham and Felix Struebing, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Emory Eye Center, at poster session in 2016.

4th Annual Southeastern Vision Research Conference

Monday/Tuesday, December 7-8, 2020
Location: Virtual
Poster Sessions

Jay Neitz, Phd and Maureen Neitz, PhD

Don't miss the opportunity to attend this year's exciting virtual Southeastern Vision Research Conference (SEVRC). SEVRC's core mission is to share new knowledge and celebrate excellence in vision research through “nearest neighbor” collaboration. The conference will offer speakers, presentations, posters and the opportunity for collaboration with vision research investigators. 

This year's conference is presented by Emory Eye Center, the conference host; the University of Alabama Birmingham; and Vanderbilt University. The agenda will include a keynote address followed by presentations and posters by attendees on all aspects of vision science—molecular, disease, cognitive, imaging, and more.

The keynote address, "A solution to the world-wide myopia epidemic," will be delivered by Jay Neitz, PhD, and Maureen Neitz, PhD.

Jay Neitz serves as a professor of Ophthalmology and adjunct professor, Biological Structure, at the University of Washington. He holds a doctorate in biospychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His graduate work was conducted in the laboratory of Gerald Jacobs, PhD, with a focus on understanding how the human visual system works using color vision as a model.

Maureen Neitz serves as Ray H. Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and professor, Department of Ophthalmology, at the University of Washington. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, she directs a research laboratory investigating the genetic basis of normal vision and vision disorders.

Drs. Maureen and Jay Neitz seek to understand how the human visual system operates by studying the entire process of seeing from genes to behavior.  They have discovered how genetic mutations influence the most common vision problems that affect modern humans, including myopia and colorblindness.  

Program Faculty

John Nickerson PhD, Professor and Director of Research,Emory Eye Center
Michael Iuvone PhD, Professor and Vice Director of Research, Emory Eye Center
Christine Curcio PhD, Professor and Director of AMD Histopathology Lab, University of Alabama Birmingham
Tim Kraft PhD, Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research, University of Alabama Birmingham
Tonia Rex PhD, Professor and Associate Director for Research, Vanderbilt Eye Institute
David Calkins PhD, Professor and Vice Chair and Director of Research, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Call for Abstracts

We encourage all abstract submissions. Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, Wednesday, October 14, 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/35B6YB7


There is no fee for registration. 


We look forward to seeing you at the SEVRC conference.


For questions, please contact:

Jane Kuhlenbeck, Project Coordinator
Global Ophthalmology GO-E & Atlanta Vision Research Community
Email: jane.kuhlenbeck@emory.edu; Telephone: (404) 778-4375


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