No one wants to go blind from preventable diseases, right? See the latest on eye research (get it?) and get to the heart of a researcher’s personal journey toward applying his work to a close subject.
Eye can’t handle this: finding drugs for ocular disease
Tim Corson, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Glick Eye Institute
Many diseases can damage our eyes. Several of these involve abnormal growth of the blood vessels that normally nourish our light-sensing cells. These diseases – such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration – can lead to blindness. We will discuss how the eye is structured, why it has blood vessels, what can go wrong, and how we go about searching for new drugs to fix these (and other) problems. Eye research is worth seeing!
Diabetes: the 30,000 foot view — and an island expedition
Description: A devastating, long-term complication of diabetes and obesity is heart disease. For about 10 years I studied with sophisticated microscopy the cells in the arteries of the heart. Then, my 3 year old son was diagnosed with diabetes. I stepped back from the cell, took a big picture, 30,000 foot view of my work, and sought to translate the intricacies of those artery cells to the prevention of diabetes-related heart disease. This journey has taken me to the study of pigs and an island expedition.
Aside from some of the best beer in Indy, Bier Brewery offers a cozy spot to sip quality brews and chat about all things SCIENCE (at least for purposes of this event). While Bier Brewery does not offer a food menu, they welcome their guests to bring something tasty to eat. We love partnering with Bier Brewery! Not only do they serve up an amazing product but they are also open special on Monday just for taste of science. Doors open at 6:30 at 5133 E. 65th St.; talks start promptly at 7.