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 520
Time: 1pm – 2pm

VSJC 2023

Tuesday January 24, 2023

  • Presenter: Sam Yacoub, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Pericyte dysfunction and loss of interpericyte tunneling nanotubes promote neurovascular deficits in glaucoma” Alarcon-Martinez et. al., 2021

Tuesday February 7, 2023

  • Presenter: Gretchen Johnson, Graduate student
  • Paper: “AAV2-Mediated Expression of HspB1 in RGCs Prevents Somal Damage and Axonal Transport Deficits in a Mouse Model of Ocular Hypertension” Nam et al., 2022

Tuesday February 14, 2023

Tuesday February 21, 2023

Tuesday February 28, 2023

Tuesday March 14, 2023

Tuesday March 14, 2023

Tuesday March 21, 2023

  • Presenter: Calvin Brooks, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Atypical visual processing in a mouse model of autism” Cheng et al., 2020

VSJC 2022

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
  • Paper: “Segmental outflow dynamics in the trabecular meshwork of living mice” Reina-Torres et al. 2022

Tuesday November 29, 2022

  • Presenter: Rajiv Rangan, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Gretchen Johnson, Graduate student
  • Paper: “A novel isoform of cryptochrome 4 (Cry4b) is expressed in the retina of a night-migratory songbird” Einwich et al. 2020

Tuesday December 6, 2022

  • Presenter: Kuda Murinda, Graduate student
  • Meeting moderator: Jinmin Zhang, Graduate student
  • Paper: “Differential gene expression profiling of large and small retinal ganglion cells” Ivanov et al. 2008