Vanderbilt Researchers to Present at ARVO Annual Meeting

Vanderbilt Researchers to Present at ARVO Annual Meeting
Join our experts as they share leading-edge ophthalmology research.

The 2021 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO®) Annual Meeting will be held virtually May 1-7. Vanderbilt Eye Institute experts will present innovations in imaging and other technologies, and their latest scientific advances toward restoring and preserving vision.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center presenters to include:

Sunday, May 2, 2021

8:00 am – 9:45 am CDT — “Characterization of Inflammatory Cytokine Effects on Retinal Cell NF-kB P65 Nuclear Translocation and Cytokine and Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression”; Marvarakumari Jhala , Samuel Palmer, Ashley Galloway, Carla Jhoana Ramos, John Penn, Dolly A. Padovani-Claudio (poster)

8:00 – 9:45 am CDT –“Investigating the Role of Porcn in Optic Vesicle Morphogenesis”; Glial Cells, Retina Development and In vitro Models; Mirna Mina et al. (poster)

Monday, May 3, 2021

10:15 am to 11:45 am CDT  — “5,6-Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid Ethanolamide Endocannabinoid Mitigates Diabetes-induced Retinal Vascular Inflammation” ; Amy Stark, Meredith Gibblin, Minjae Kim, Rong Yang, Gary McCollum, John Penn (paper)

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm CDT – “Novel Virtual-Reality Perimetry in normal children compared to Humphrey Field Analyzer;” Sylvia Groth (poster)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

9:15 AM – 11:00 am CDT – “Lensectomy as Treatment for Refractory or Progressive Retinopathy of Prematurity Narrow-Angle Glaucoma”; Tyler Knight (poster)

1:15 – 3:00 pm CDT – “Astrocyte Gap Junction Protein Cx43 Modulates the Light Response of Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells”; Andrew Boal, graduate program in neuroscience (poster)

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM CDT — “Western Blot Total Protein versus a Housekeeping Gene Normalization in the DBA2/J Mouse Retina”; Nkechi Nwabueze

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

8:00 am – 9:45 am CDT — “In-silico comparison of CB2 selectivity among endocannabinoid ω-6 and -3 epoxyethanolamides”; Minjae Kim , Gary McCollum , John Penn (poster)

8:00 am – 9:45 am CDT — “Role of NF2 and YAP in regulating RPE fate and proliferation”; Sara Ramirez et al. (poster)

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM CDT — “Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Agonist HU-308 Demonstrates Therapeutic Potential in Inflammatory Diabetic Retinopathy Models”; Cayla Ontko, Minjae Kim, Gary McCollum, John Penn (poster)

1:45 PM – 3:30 pm CDT – “Ophthalmic Service Utilization and Out-of-pocket Cost for Affordable Care Act Marketplace Plan Beneficiaries”; Jeremy Hatcher (poster)

Thursday, May 6, 2021

10:15 AM – 11:45 am CDT – “High Resolution Imaging Mass Spectrometry of Human Donor Eyes with Drusen and Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits”; Kevin Schey (abstract)

10:15 am to 12:00 pm CDT — A Non-invasive Imaging Method to Detect Retinal Hypoxia in a Rat Model of 50/10 Oxygen-induced Retinopathy Using HYPOX4″; Sara Jamal, John S. Penn, Ph.D., Imam Uddin (poster)

10:15 AM – 12:00 pm CDT – “Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Retinal Hypoxia in a Mouse Model of Retinal Artery Occlusion (RAO)”; Imam Uddin (poster)

Friday, May 7, 2021

1:15 PM – 3:00 pm CDT – “Impact of Hypertension Severity on Risk of Diabetic Macular Edema Development”; Santiago Angaramo, medical student (poster)

Plan your schedule: