North Texas Eye Research Institute

NTERI Visual Science Journal Club (VSJC)

Every Tuesday a student presents a published article at the NTERI Visual Science Journal Club.

Location: IREB 443
Time: 1pm – 2pm


Tuesday September 6, 2022

  • Presenter: Gretchen Johnson, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Rajiv Rangan, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Retinal genes are differentially expressed in areas of primary versus secondary degeneration following partial optic nerve injury” Chiha et al. 2018

Tuesday September 13, 2022

  • Presenter: William Mayhew, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Brenna Hefley, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Dopaminergic Retinal Cell Loss and Visual Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease” Ortuño-Lizarán et al. 2020

Tuesday September 20, 2022

  • Presenter: Sam Yacoub, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Calvin Brooks, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Targeting herpes simplex virus with CRISPR-Cas9 cures herpetic stromal keratitis in mice” Yin et al. 2021

Tuesday September 27, 2022

  • Presenter: Charles Amankwa, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Kuda Murinda
  • Paper: “Altered bioenergetics and enhaced resistance to oxidative stress in human retinal pigment epithelial cells from donors with age-related macular degeneration” Ferrington et al. 2017

Tuesday October 4, 2022

  • Presenter: Jennifer Pham, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Phani Gollamudi, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Anti-PANoptosis is involved in neuroprotective effects of melatonin in acute ocular hypertension model” Ye et al. 2022

Tuesday October 11, 2022

  • Presenter: Jinmin Zhang, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Pinkal Patel, Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Paper: “The Fate of In Situ Lens Regeneration is Determined by Capsulorhexis Size” Tan et al. 2017

Tuesday October 18, 2022

  • Presenter: Nana Yaa Nsiah, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Max Petty, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Loss of MPC1 reprograms retinal metabolism to impair visual function” Grenell et al. 2019

Tuesday October 25, 2022

  • Presenter: Calvin Brooks, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: William Mayhew, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Color Vision Loss in Autism Spectrum Disorders” Zachi et al. 2017

Tuesday November 1, 2022

  • Presenter: Brenna Hefley, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Jennifer Pham, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Effect of Human Corneal Mesenchymal Stromal Cell-derived Exosomes on Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing” Samaeekia et al. 2018

Tuesday November 8, 2022

  • Presenter: Max Petty, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Charles Amankwa, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Sustained latanoprost release from PEGylated solid lipid nanoparticle-laden soft contact lens to treat glaucoma” Dang et al. 2021

Tuesday November 15, 2022

  • Presenter: Phani Gollamudi, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Sam Yacoub, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Restoration of mitochondria axonal transport by adaptor Disc1 supplementation prevents neurodegeneration and rescues visual function” Quintero et al. 2022

Tuesday November 21, 2022

  • Presenter: Pinkal Patel, Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Meeting moderator: Nana Yaa Nsiah, Graduate student

Tuesday November 29, 2022

  • Presenter: Rajiv Rangan, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Gretchen Johnson, Graduate student

Tuesday December 6, 2022

  • Presenter: Kuda Murinda, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Jinmin Zhang, Graduate student