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Doheny Distinguished Lecture Series January 2024 featuring Maureen Neitz, PhD

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Our 2023-24 Doheny Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) January lecture will be delivered by Maureen Neitz, PhD, on January 12, 2024 presenting “Genetic discoveries that led to the contrast theory of myopia and the development of Diffusion Optic Technology spectacles”

Date: 1/12/24
DLS Speaker: Maureen Neitz, PhD
Ray and Grace Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and Director of Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Washington
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Doheny Eye Institute, Conference Center, 150 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Dr Maureen Neitz is a vision scientist whose research includes work on color vision, gene therapy, and the prevention of nearsightedness. She holds the Ray and Grace Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington and serves as the director of the UW Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the NEI P30 funded Vision Research Core. Dr Neitz earned a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Santa Barbara in 1986. After continuing at UC Santa Barbara as a postdoctoral fellow, she joined the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1991. She moved to the University of Washington in 2009. Dr Neitz is married to and works with Jay Neitz, also a vision scientist. They have been successfully collaborating in studies of the visual system from genes to behavior since 1986.


January 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Doheny Eye Institute
(323) 342-7101


Doheny Eye Institute
150 North Orange Grove Blvd. Rm 264
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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