Special VSRC Seminar - Konark Mukherjee, PhD, MBBS

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"Is optic nerve hypoplasia different from atrophy? Answering the three-decade-old question." 

By: Dr. Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D., MBBS 

My current interest is to develop pioneering research in the area of optic-neuropathies that may or may not be associated with other neurological conditions. At present, my focus is to understand optic nerve hypoplasia and optic nerve disorders associated with Down syndrome. My interest, however, spans the spectrum from neuroinflammatory demyelinating conditions affecting optic nerve to toxic and nutritional optic neuropathy such as tobacco-alcohol amblyopia. Next week I will present how being inspired by our work in cerebellar hypoplasia led to our studies on optic nerve hypoplasia. Results from our current model of the disease, as well as the need to develop improved models will be presented.

Host: Steven J. Pittler, PhD, FARVO, FAAO

Please join me in a recruitment effort for a very promising candidate for a position in the SOM, Department of Genetics, Dr. Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D., MBBS. Dr. Mukherjee is currently an Assistant Professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech College. His seminar, to meet and interact with UAB vision scientists and neuroscientists, is scheduled for TUESDAY, May 30 at noon in Volker Hall, Room VH-C (VH-1L104C).

Note: box lunches for the first 20 attendees and tea or water will be available.

Tuesday, May 30 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Volker Hall, 1L104C
1670 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar



Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff


Free (registration required for Zoom participation)

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