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Usher 1F Researchers Symposium

Thursday, May 2, 2019
8:00 am PDT3:00 pm PDT
Vancouver, Canada
Usher 1F Researchers Symposium

Second meeting of Usher 1F researchers to share progress and foster collaboration

Usher 1F Research Collaborative
Vancouver Meeting Program
Thursday May 2, 2019

20 minute presentations, 10 minute Q&A sessions

8 - 9 AM Breakfast

9 - 10 AM Animal Models for Usher 1F
• Monte Westerfield, PhD, Jennifer Phillips, PhD, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon
• Zubair Ahmed, PhD, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Maryland

10 - 11 AM Gene Replacement Therapy for Usher 1F
• Livia Carvalho, PhD, Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia
• Leah Byrne, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh

Break 11 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:30 AM Gene Editing and Mini-Genes for Usher 1F
• Alex Hewitt, PhD, Centre for Eye Research Australia
• David Corey, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

12:30 - 1 PM Cell Therapy for Usher 1F
• Budd Tucker, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa

Lunch 1 - 2 PM