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 SUPER Program Activities

 2015 Summer Undergraduate Program in Eye Research (SUPER)

SUPER 2015 Program Activities

  • In this 12-week independent laboratory research project, participants are matched with laboratories based on their interest and availability.
  • One-on-one meetings are held with faculty mentors at the beginning of the program for students to discuss their planned projects.
  • There are weekly coffee breaks with ERI faculty, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and staff, which include snacks and discussion.
  • Lectures by ERI researchers and clinical faculty from William Beaumont Hospital introduce current concepts in eye research, vision science and ophthalmology.
  • Alumni-sponsored lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Summer picnic and BBQ at a local park. Volleyball tournament vs. ERI faculty.
  • End-of-program symposium for students to present results of their research, including an awards ceremony and buffet lunch.

2015 Lectures
Tuesdays at NOON in 403 Dodge Hall of Engineering. Brown-bag (bring lunch). 

 Date      Title Presenter

 May 14


 Dr. Lori Stec MD








2014 Student Symposium  
The Student Symposium was held Friday, August 1, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Room 302 Pawley Hall. 


9;30 a.m.

 Welcome and introductory remarks by Dr. Frank J. Giblin, director

9:45 a.m.

  Erin Feeney - "The Impact of Norrin on the Structural Integrity of the Ischemic Retina."

10:00 a.m.

  Mason Geno & Nahrain Putris - "The Effects of UVB light and Hyperbaric Oxygen on the PAR/PARP complex in Human Lens Epithelial Cells"

10:30 a.m.

  Kirsten Laux - "Systemic VPA can inhibit or accelerate photoreceptor loss in retinal degenerative mice with different mutations of the Pde6b gene."

10:45 a.m.

  Brandon Metcalf - "A Longitudinal In Vivo Model for Studying the Chronic Effects of VEGF on the Retina"

11:00 a.m.

  Nathan Spix  - "Effects of Melatonin and Infrared Light on Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cell Activity"
11:15 a.m.  Jermyn Yohannan - "Association of Peripherin/rds C-terminus with Model Membranes"
11:30 a.m.  Presentation of Certificates  - Dr. Kenneth P. Mitton, S.U.P.E.R. Coordinator

12:00 p.m.

 Symposium Luncheon
1:00 p.m.

 Tour of the ERI