2016-08-07 – 12
Prahatha Venkatraman attended the Gordon Research Conference Visual System Development and presented a poster.
Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a seminar "Discover New Drugs for Retinal Degeneration by Zebrafish Research" at the School of Optometry of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Pictures of this visit.
2016-07-18 – 19
Yuk Fai Leung was invited to visit Dr. Zibing Jin's group at the Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China. He gave two talks during his visit: a research seminar on "Use Zebrafish Research to Discover New Drugs for Rod Degeneration", and a writing workshop on "Effective Scientific Communication". Pictures of this visit.
Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Evolutionary and developmental analysis reveals KANK genes were co-opted for vertebrate vascular development" was accepted by Scientific Reports. This is a collaborative project with GuangJun Zhang. Congratulations!
Timothy Duh, a first year medical student from the Indiana University School of Medicine—Lafayette, joined us as a summer research student. Welcome Tim!
2016-05-01 – 05
Prahatha Venkatraman and Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Seattle, WA. Fai presented a poster entitled "Morphometric analysis of photoreceptors in the zebrafish pde6c mutant with and without exposure to Schisandrin B".
Yuk Fai Leung gave a guest lecture "Graduate School and Career Planning" in BIOL293 sophomore seminar class.
2016-04-16 – 17
Paige Cassidy presented her research work at the Purdue University Undergraduate Research Symposium. She was supervised by Prahatha Venkatraman, a graduate student in the laboratory and a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for Future Fellow. Picture of her presentation.
Sylvia Bonilla defended her graduate research work and graduated. Congratulations Dr. Bonilla! Pictures of the defence and celebration party.
Menna Hassan participated in the 28th Annual Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, and presented her research work on zebrafish visual behaviour.
Menna Hassan, Patrick Tiffany, Ryan Wyer and Khaled Noui-Mehidi presented their research at the 131st Annual Academy Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science. They were supervised by graduate students Prahatha Venkatraman and Logan Ganzen. Pictures of this event.
Logan Ganzen was awarded with a Graduate School Summer Research Grant by Purdue University. Congratulations Logan!
Menna Hassan participated in the Lafayette Regional Science & Engineering Fair and won two awards: (1) a bronze medal under the Animal Science category in the Seniors division, and (2) a blue ribbon. Congratulations! By winning the latter award, she is ranked in the top ten students of the Fair and has been invited to participate in the State Science Fair. She conducted her zebrafish research under the supervision of Prahatha Venkatraman, a graduate student in the laboratory and a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for Future Fellow. Pictures of Menna's presentation.
Liyun Zhang, Xiang Lue, Prahatha Venkatraman, Leelyn Chong, Jin Cho, Sylvia Bonilla and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "A naturally-derived compound Schisandrin B enhanced light sensation in the pde6c zebrafish model of retinal degeneration" was published by PLOS ONE. Congratulations!
Liyun Zhang, Xiang Lue, Prahatha Venkatraman, Leelyn Chong, Jin Cho, Sylvia Bonilla and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "A naturally-derived compound Schisandrin B enhanced light sensation in the pde6c zebrafish model of retinal degeneration" was accepted by PLOS ONE. Congratulations!
Gaonan Zhang, Robert Carmer, Prahatha Venkatraman, Skye Brown and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Computational classification of different wild-type zebrafish strains based on their variation in light-induced locomotor response" was published by Computers in Biology and Medicine. Congratulations! See departmental news coverage here.
William Salloom joined us as a graduate rotation student. Welcome William!
Paige Cassidy joined us as an undergraduate research student. Welcome Paige!