International Conference on the Lens (ICL 2023)

At the end of 2023, Dr. Cheng and Dr. Huynh traveled to Hawaii and presented their work at the International Conference on the Lens! Everyone in attendance had great projects that we look forward to hearing about their progress next conference! Until then, check out Dr. Huynh receiving his NFER Young Investigator Travel Award below! ALOHA 2024!

Preparation and Immunofluorescence Staining of Bundles and Single Fiber Cells from the Cortex and Nucleus of the Lens

We are excited to share that our new article which details how to faithfully preserve and immunostain fiber cells from the lens nucleus region for imaging, with quality that can rival scanning electron microscopy! The video protocol is available through this link: Mouse Lens Dissection and Processing to Study Fiber Cell Interdigitations and Membrane Architecture.

Thanks a bunch for help throughout the video editing process: JoVE Video Production Team and Lorenzo Jackson II!

Dr. Fowler has been named an IUSO Borish Scholar

Dr. Velia Fowler was named Borish Scholar from the IU School of Optometry at Oxyopia on September 22, 2023. Dr. Fowler has been awarded this title for her contributions to vision science and ophthalmic research. Dr. Cheng worked with Dr. Fowler as a post-doc and staff scientist while at Scripps Research in La Jolla. Congratulations Dr. Fowler!

Congratulations to Jenna!!!

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Jenna Horner was awarded the 2023 O.D. and M.S. scholarship! Jenna worked hard in her classes and in the lab, so we are glad to see that dedication rewarded! Congratulations once again Jenna!