William J. Brunken, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Vision Research, has been elected to serve on the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology's Research Director's Council for five years.
Dr. William J. Brunken was named the Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology.


The investigators at the Center for Vision Research (CVR) have a variety of affiliations throughout the Upstate community in addition to their collaborations both on a national and international stage.  By collaborating with a wide-range of colleagues, the investigators at the CVR are able to look at finding the causes and cures for blinding diseases from many different directions.

The departmental affliliations within Upstate Medical University include:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Biochemsitry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pathology

The collaborations with colleagues within the Syracuse, NY community include:

  • Institute for Sensory Research at Syracuse University
  • Veteran's Administrations Hospital

The collaborations with colleagues nationally include:

  • Duke University
  • Florida State University
  • Harvard University
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Pennsylvania

The collaborations with colleagues internationally include:

  • Cambridge University in England
  • University of Alicante in Spain
  • University of Surrey in England
  • University of Tsukuba in Japan

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