A new subtype of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell codes for ventral luminance.

Our preprint at BiorXiv: A subtype of melanopsin ganglion cells encodes ground luminance

March 2022-Ben Sivyer receives a RRESTORE consortium travel grant

I am grateful to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and the RReSTORe Consortium for awarding me a travel grant to participate in the RReSTORe Workshop at ARVO in Denver, CO.

Feburary 2022-The sivyer lab receives NIH r01 award.

We are grateful to the NIH for our first R01 award to study intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. We are currently in search of a research technician and a postdoctoral fellow for this award.

December 2021-The Sivyer lab receives OHSU Faculty Initiative Award

The Sivyer lab is grateful for receiving an OHSU faculty initiative award to purchase a new high-resolution multielectrode array system.

October 2021-The Sivyer lab receives NIH Audatious goals initiative funding

In collaboration with Jason Meyer, Brad Fortune, Yvonne Ou, and Gareth Howell, the Sivyer Lab has been awarded a 5 year NIH award to pursue the replacement of retinal ganglion cells in the glaucomatous retina.

July 2021-Congratulations Tavita and Mike!

Tavita Garrett and Mike Berry both received OHSU Tartar Trust Fellowship awards.

May 2021-Congratulations Tavita!

Tavita Garrett was awarded an OHSU Graduate Student Organization Exemplary Future Scientist Award. This award, presented at the annual School of Medicine Awards Ceremony, is intended to recognize a peer-nominated student that demonstrates the qualities of a fully-formed scientist (e.g. innovative, good scientific communication, collaborative, supportive of peers, resourceful, has a strong understanding of their field of study).

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The Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science (AVDS) focuses on one central mission – to increase racial and ethnic equity within the research programs at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) by recruiting, retaining, and most importantly, supporting graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty members from underrepresented backgrounds.

Jul 2020-Congratulations Mike!

Mike Berry, MD/PhD candidate has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

May 2020-Congratulations Alex!

Former lab member Alex Tomlinson has been accepted into OHSU Medical School. He begins this August. Congratulations Alex and best wishes for your future career!

Dec 2019-Sivyerlab awarded MRF grant

The SivyerLab received a Medical Research Foundation of Oregon New Investigator Grant which focuses on a novel population of retinal ganglion cells in the mouse retina.

SivyerLab receives BrightFocus Foundation Award

Our lab was awarded a Bright Focus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Grant. Thank you Bright Focus Foundation!