Research Seminars

The College of Optometry provides several seminars per semester that cover new developments in vision science. Speakers in this seminar series are those working in vision-related research, and may be from Ohio State's College of Optometry, from other departments around Ohio State, or from institutions throughout the world.


The purpose of the seminars is to provide students, faculty and other interested parties with an awareness of the types of questions that are being studied in vision science, the methods being used to study these questions, the backgrounds of the researchers studying the questions, the results of recent research, the clinical application of these results, and the unanswered questions.


Unless noted otherwise, seminars take place in 33 Fry Hall from noon to 1:00 p.m on select Tuesdays.


Fall 2018 Seminars

September 11: Ann Sales

September 25: Dennis Levi

October 9: Paul Gamlin

October 23: Lynne Kiorpes

November 13: Tony Norcia

November 20: Katherine Bickle

November 27: Ann Morrison


Spring 2019 Seminars

January 15: Angela Brown, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, “Hering’s color-opponent theory and recent color-naming research”

January 29: Maureen Plaumann, The Ohio State University College of Optometry,“Using the synoptophore to quantify interocular suppression in amblyopia”

February 12: Phillip Yuhas, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, “Manipulation of ganglion cell photoreceptor signaling”

February 19: Zhong-Lin Lu, The Ohio State University Department of Psychology and College of Optometry

March 19: Anne B. Fulton, Harvard University College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, and Children’s Hospital Boston

April 2: Krystel Huxlin, University of Rochester, Department of Ophthalmology

April 16: Nathan Doble, The Ohio State University College of Optometry