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Lighthouse Guild Honors 2 Scientists

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(Press Release) Lighthouse Guild, a not-for profit vision and healthcare organization, honored two scientists for their achievements in vision research at the 2017 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Award Luncheon and the Pisart Award Lecture. The symposium, awards ceremony and lecture was held at The University Club of New York on Oct. 20 and 21.

Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, was presented with the 2017 Bressler Prize, and Dr. Yoshikazu Imanishi received the 2017 Pisart Award.

Dr. Van Gelder is the Boyd K. Bucey Memorial Chair, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. His research on non-visual photoreception, an unconventional kind of light-sensitivity sometimes described as “sensing light without sight” has been widely heralded and published.

Dr. Imanishi is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He has solved several critical questions regarding the mechanisms and processes of photoreceptor development and maintenance, elevating the understanding, treatment and diagnosis of eye disorders. He and his laboratory team developed the photo-conversion technique that enables fluorescent labeling of newly synthesized proteins.INVISION awards2

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Pisart Award recipient Dr. Yoshikazu Imanishi, Lighthouse Guild President and CEO Dr. Alan R. Morse, and Bressler Prize recipient Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder. Credit: Charles Manley

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