People Related To Visual System Research

Michael Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Yuchin Albert Pan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Commonwealth Center for Innovative Technology Eminent Research Scholar in Developmental Neuroscience, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Health Sciences & Education, Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech

Events Related To Visual System

Visualizing Biology in 3D: Why Does It Matter?

April 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sriram Subramaniam, PhD


Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Cell Biology
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Visualizing Molecular Machines and Cells

April 11, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wah Chiu, PhD


Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging; Director, Center for Protein Folding Machinery; Co-Director, W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Multisensory Integration and Visual Perception in the Human Brain Studied with Electrocorticography, fMRI, and TMS

July 23, 2012, 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael S. Beauchamp, PhD


Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Special Seminars

A retinal balancing act: crossover inhibition and NMDA receptors mediate visual sensitivity in parasol/M ganglion cells of the macaque monkey retina

June 9, 2011, noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael B. Manookin


Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Structural Biology at University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Special Seminars

Stories Related To Visual System

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail

June 16, 2016

A team of scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute developed a novel technique to provide the first three-dimensional view of a protein that can cause breast cancer.

‘Brainbow’ reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain

Aug. 31, 2015

Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research ...

Institute scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time

April 9, 2015

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time.

Seeing trees for the forest: Scientists find new aspects to visual system development

Aug. 19, 2014

It’s not the destination that matters; it’s the journey – except when it comes to the brain. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have found that the cells reaching from ...

Scientists, including students, find new aspects to visual system development

Aug. 19, 2014

A recently published Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute study came with a twist not often found in scientific papers. One of the first authors, who just completed her freshman year ...

Publications Related To Visual System

Saez I, Friedlander MJ. (2016). Role of GABAA-Mediated Inhibition and Functional Assortment of Synapses onto Individual Layer 4 Neurons in Regulating Plasticity Expression in Visual Cortex. PLOS ONE.

Gilmore BL, Winton CE, Demmert AC, Tanner JR, Bowman S, Karageorge V, Patel K, Sheng Z, Kelly DF. (2015). A Molecular Toolkit to Visualize Native Protein Assemblies in the Context of Human Disease. Scientific Reports 5.

Pohlmann ES, Patel K, Guo S, Dukes MJ, Sheng Z, Kelly DF. (2015). Real-time visualization of nanoparticles interacting with glioblastoma stem cells. Nano Letters 15(4): 2329-35.

Varano AC, Rahimi A, Dukes MJ, Poelzing S, McDonald SM, Kelly DF. (2015). Visualizing virus particle mobility in liquid at the nanoscale. Chemical Communications 2: 1-6.

Bastos A, Litvak V, Moran R, Bosman C, Fries P, Friston KJ. (2015). A DCM study of spectral asymmetries in feedforward and feedback connections between visual areas V1 and V4 in the monkey. NeuroImage: 460-475.

Nagakura I, Van Wart A, Petravicz J, Tropea D, Sur M. (2014). STAT1 regulates the homeostatic component of visual cortical plasticity via an AMPA receptor-mediated mechanism. Journal of Neuroscience 34(31): 10256-63.

Hammer S, Carrillo G, Govindaiah G, Monavarfeshani A, Bircher JS, Su J, Guido W, Fox MA. (2014). Nuclei-specific differences in nerve terminal distribution, morphology, and development in mouse visual thalamus. Neural Development 9(1): 16.

Kaplan BA, Reed DD, McKerchar TL. (2014). Using a Visual Analogue Scale to Assess Delay, Social, and Probability Discounting of an Environmental Loss. The Psychological Record 64: 261-269. doi: 10.1007/s40732-014-0041-z.

Kim SE, Kim WS, Kim BG, Chung D, Jeong J, Lee JS, Tae WK, Hong SB, Lee HW. (2013). Spatiotemporal dynamics and functional correlates of evoked neural oscillations with different spectral powers in human visual cortex. Clinical Neurophysiology 124(11): 2248–2256.

Dukes MJ, Jacobs BW, Morgan DG, Hegde H, Kelly DF. (2013). Visualizing nanoparticle mobility in liquid at atomic resolution. Chem Commun (Camb) 24(29): 3007-9.

Gilmore BL, Showalter SP, Dukes M, Tanner JR, Demmert AC, McDonald SM, Kelly DF. (2013). Visualizing viral assemblies in a nanoscale biosphere. Lab on a Chip 13: 216-19.

LeMasurier M, Van Wart A. (2012). Reviews on the visual cortex: A tribute to Hubel and Wiesel. Neuron 75(2): 181.

Zhou L, Franck CT, Yang K, Pilot G, Heath LS, Grene R. (2012). Mining for meaning: visualization approaches to deciphering arabidopsis stress responses in roots and shoots. OMICS JIB 16(4): 208-28.

Smyth JW, Shaw RM. (2012). Visualizing cardiac ion channel trafficking pathways. Methods in Enzymology 505: 187-202.

Sathian K, Lacey S, Stilla R, Gibson GO, Deshpande G, Hu X, Laconte S, Glielmi C. (2011). Dual pathways for haptic and visual perception of spatial and texture information. Neuroimage 57(2): 462-75.

Mao R, Schummers J, Knoblich U, Lacey CJ, Van Wart A, Cobos I, Kim C, Huguenard JR, Rubenstein JL, Sur M. (2011). Influence of a subtype of inhibitory interneuron on stimulus-specific responses in visual cortex. Cereb Cortex 22(3): 493-508.

Runyan CA, Schummers J, Van Wart A, Kuhlman SJ, Wilson NR, Huang ZJ, Sur M. (2010). Response features of parvalbumin-expressing interneurons suggest precise roles for subtypes of inhibition in visual cortex. Neuron 67(5): 847-57.

Leamey CA, Van Wart A, Sur M. (2009). Intrinsic patterning and experience-dependent mechanisms that generate eye-specific projections and binocular circuits in the visual pathway. Curr Opin Neurobiol 19(2): 181-87.

Tropea D, Van Wart A, Sur M. (2009). Molecular mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in visual cortex. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364(1515): 341-55.

Saez, I and Friedlander, MJ. (2009). Plasticity between neuronal pairs in layer 4 of visual cortex varies with synapse state. J. Neurosci 29: 15286-15298.

Saez, I and Friedlander, MJ. (2009). Synaptic output of individual layer 4 neurons in guinea pig visual cortex. J. Neurosci 29: 4930-4944.

Lyckman AW, Horng S, Leamey CA, Tropea D, Watakabe A, Van Wart A, McCurry C, Yamamori T, Sur M. (2008). Gene expression patterns during the critical period: Synaptic stabilization and reversal by visual deprivation. Proc Natl Acad Sci 105(27): 9409-14.

Smyth JW, Shaw RM. (2008). Visualizing ion channel dynamics at the plasma membrane. Heart Rhythm 5: S7-11.

Fischer QS, Aleem S, Zhou H, Pham TA. (2007). Adult visual experience promotes recovery of primary visual cortex from long-term monocular deprivation. Learn Mem 14: 573-80.

Fischer QS, Graves A, Evans S, Lickey ME, Pham TA. (2007). Monocular deprivation in adult mice alters visual acuity and single-unit activity. Learn Mem 14: 277-86.

McGee AW, Yang Y, Fischer QS, Daw NW, Strittmatter SM. (2005). Experience-driven plasticity of visual cortex limited by myelin and Nogo receptor. Science 309: 2222-6.

Yang Y, Fischer QS, Zhang Y, Baumgärtel K, Mansuy IM, Daw NW. (2005). Reversible block of experience-dependent plasticity by calcineurin in mouse visual cortex. Nat. Neuroscie 8(6): 791-6.

Daw N, Rao Y, Wang XF, Fischer Q, Yang Y. (2004). LTP and LTD vary with layer in rodent visual cortex. Vision Res 44: 3377-80.

Fischer QS, Beaver CJ, Yang Y, Rao Y, Jakobsdottir KB, Storm DR, McKnight GS, Daw NW. (2004). Requirement for the RIIbeta isoform of PKA, but not calcium-stimulated adenylyl cyclase, in visual cortical plasticity. J Neurosci 24: 9049-58.

Rao Y, Fischer QS, Yang Y, McKnight GS, LaRue A, Daw NW. (2004). Reduced ocular dominance plasticity and long-term potentiation in the developing visual cortex of protein kinase A RII alpha mutant mice. Eur J Neurosci 20(3): 837-42.

Ismailov I, H Kalikulov and MJ Friedlander. (2004). Intracellular calcium signaling during induction of LTP and LTD in the neonatal visual cortex. J. Neurosci 24: 9847-9861.

Shimegi S, Fischer QS, Yang Y, Sato H, Daw NW. (2003). Blockade of cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase does not prevent the reverse ocular dominance shift in kitten visual cortex. J Neurophysiol 90(6): 4027-32.

Beaver CJ1, Ji Q, Fischer QS, Daw NW. (2001). Cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase mediates ocular dominance shifts in cat visual cortex. Nat Neurosci 4(2): 159-63.

Perrett S, Dudek S, Eagleman D, Montague PR, Friedlander MJ. (2001). LTD Induction in Adult Visual Cortex: Role of Stimulus Timing and Inhibition. Journal of Neuroscience 21(7): 2308-2319.

Kara, P. and M.J. Friedlander. (1999). Arginine analogues modify signal detection by neurons in the visual cortex. J Neurosci 19: 5528-5548.