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) concentrate on diseases of the retina, the membrane at the back of the eye that senses light and sends impulses through the optic nerve to the brain. Investigators at the CVR have different areas of expertise, and collaborate often on projects and publications.  SUNY Upstate's vision researchers work as well with other vision scientists throughout the world.


"We're very diverse in our approaches and interests, but what brings us together is the desire to solve these problems. The diversity is the key to our success." - Michael Zuber, PhD







Pignoni Lab

early eye formation

Viczian Lab

mammalian stem cells

cone photoeceptor

Zuber Lab

stem cell

retinal regeneration

Knox Lab

photoreceptor cell

Solessio Lab

photoreceptor metabolism

Calvert Lab

protein trafficking

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