Courses and Workshops


Visual Neuroscience Journal Club

A weekly meeting of faculty, post docs and students to discuss contemporary and significant findings in the field of Ophthalmology. Don’t be fooled by the title… subject matter is not restricted only to Neuroscience but to every aspect of the eye. We meet on Thursdays during the Fall and Spring semesters.


Topics in Vision

A five-week course offered every other fall semester covering a broad range of subjects that are relevant to vision scientists. Lectures cover the full range of ocular biology and disease, including optics, eye development, retinal cell biology, electrical function, blood flow, animal models, anterior and posterior diseases, and therapeutic interventions

Center for Vision Research Monthly Seminar Series

To keep abreast of vision research happening outside the walls of the University of Florida, we invite speakers from all over the country and the world to lecture at the Center for Vision Research’s monthly seminar series

Annual Center for Vision Research Symposium

Each year, contributing members of the Center for Vision Research select a specific focus and design a 1-2 days symposium around that theme. Invited speakers from around the world join our own experts at the University of Florida to highlight the state of the art in vision research and build bridges with other disciplines. The Center for Vision Research has hosted twenty-two of these symposia centered on topics of machine learning, ocular immunology and inflammation, ciliopathies, ocular wound healing, mitochondrial function, animal models of ocular disease, inherited retinal disease, neuroprotection in glaucoma, gene therapy for retina disease, macular degeneration, and ocular blood flow