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Auditory and Visual Research in 2001

Bethesda, Maryland
Friday, December 14, 2001
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Illustration for Auditory and Visual Research in 2001

NIDCD/NEI Symposium
Natcher Building, Building 45
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Structure and Development of Receptor Systems

Chair: Doris Wu, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Section of Sensory Cell Regeneration & Development, NIDCD

12:00 - 12:05 p.m.
Robert J. Wenthold, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, NIDCD

12:05 - 12:15 p.m.
James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIDCD
Opening Remarks

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Joram Piatigorsky, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, NEI
"Developmental pathways in lens and cornea"

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Matthew Kelley, Ph.D.
Section on Developmental Neuroscience, NIDCD
"Determination of cell fate and cell patterning in the mammalian cochlea"

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Bechara Kachar, M.D.
Section on Structural Cell Biology, NIDCD
"Essential cytoskeletal components in sensory stereocilia development and function"

Posters and Demonstrations

1:45 - 3:20 p.m.
List of all featured posters

Clinical Studies and Translational Research

Chair: Janine Smith, M.D.
Deputy Clinical Director, NEI

3:20 - 3:50 p.m.
Emily Chew, M.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, NEI
"Causes, prevention, and treatment of vision disorders"

3:50 - 4:20 p.m.
Graeme Wistow, Ph.D.
Section on Molecular Structure and Function, NEI
"NEIBANK: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics"

4:20 - 4:50 p.m.
Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NIDCD
"Molecular genetics of hereditary deafness"

4:50 - 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NEI

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this conference should contact Ms. Kay Johnson at (301) 402-6415 and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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