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Sayer Vision Research Lecture and Award

In 2006, Dr. Jane Sayer, an NIH research scientist in NIDDK, established the Sayer Vision Research Lecture and Award at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), in partnership with the National Eye Institute (NEI) at NIH, to honor her family and the memory of her parents, Winthrop and Laura Sayer.

The lecture and award series provides an opportunity for honorees to explore areas of interdisciplinary collaboration, such as angiogenesis, that may lead to advances in diverse medical specialties with relevance to vision research. A number of factors place vision science in a position for major advances in the near future-including the large number of identified genes relevant to eye disease and the relative ease with which pathology can be visualized and documented in the eye.

The third Sayer Vision Research Lecture will be delivered by Sally Temple, Ph.D. on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lipsett Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center, Building 10. Her talk is entitled "Stem Cell Potency - Finding Embryonic-like Cells in the Aged Adult Retina".

Past Lectures

October 5, 2007- Krzysztof Palczewski, Ph.D.
"G protein-coupled receptor signaling in phototransduction"

May 25, 2006- Martin Friedlander, M.D., Ph.D.
"Stemming Vision Loss with Stem Cells"

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