||NEI AGI Seminar
The Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine in Vision is a strategic endeavor by the National Eye Institute (NEI) to expand support aimed at new treatments for vision disorders. By facilitating cross-disciplinary research, the AGI is tackling devastating and difficult-to-treat eye diseases. The NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine will be hosting an AGI Seminar featuring the work funded by the NEI AGI Functional Imaging Consortium.
Dr. Alfredo Dubra, Stanford University, is developing a suite of core technologies to advance and increase the usability of next-generation retinal cameras. These technologies include real-time eye motion stabilization, image resolution doubling, a tunable lens to improve the focusing of all colors of light, and high-throughput methods for testing the function of individual cells. The technology will be applied to noninvasive imaging techniques to compensate for involuntary eye movements, both subtle and extreme cases involving nystagmus. Dr. Dubra is an associate professor in Stanford's Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Jessica Morgan’s laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, investigates the structure and function of individual photoreceptors in the living human retina, noninvasively. To do this, the lab uses numerous high-resolution retinal imaging techniques, the primary technique being adaptive optics in combination with scanning light ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO). Dr. Morgan is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at U. Penn's Scheie Eye Institute.