Professor Barry Winkler, PhD, of the Eye Research Institute of Oakland University will give his final lecture before official retirement this term. March 19th, in Oakland Center, on our campus. Barry Winkler has made important contributions to understanding how the neural retina functions, in great detail over 40 years as an NIH funded investigator. Many people, all over the world, have learned where the cellular components of the basic ERG (Electro Retina Gram) come from, from both his papers and from attending his seminars.
Many students have benefited from his mentorship in courses on neuroscience and even the intersection of the art and science of vision in our society. Many scientists and trainees have benefited by his work for our vision science research societies, including ARVO and ISER.
This will be the last summer students have to learn research in Barry's lab, at least officially. Should he decide to hang out and contribute to research on his own time to play, that will be his to choose. We are the oldest eye research institute in the United States that was always dedicated to basic science research in vision, and not part of a medical department. There are others in the world now, but not many, and this is a unique little place in the midwest.
If you are in the Rochester Michigan area on March 19th, give us an email and come enjoy a fun seminar by Dr Winkler.
You can read more about this lecture in a story posted by Dave Groves in OU's news site:
Dr Kenneth Mitton
Eye Research Institute
UPDATE: DR WINKLER'S LECTURE CAN BE WATCHED AT THIS LINK BELOW.
ITS A GOOD SHOW, I RECOMMEND IT.