A Grand Vision: A Conversation with Lynne Kiorpes

When babies are born, they cannot see very well, but their vision vastly improves as they continue to develop.  Sometimes, the eyes don’t communicate well with the brain, and vision disorders like amblyopia result.  What are the neural mechanisms that allow normal visual development?  What happens when things go amiss?  And how can these disorders be prevented and treated?  These are the questions that get Professor Lynne Kiorpes up in the morning!  Listen to her passion as she explains her research and life as a neuroscientist:

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Don’t miss Lynne’s talk on Sunday, November 13th at 5:15 PM at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego!  She is giving a Presidential Special Lecture in Ballroom 20 entitled “Limitations on Visual Development: Neurons and Behavior.”


The Knowing Neurons dynamic poster is on Sunday, November 13th!  We are Board no. DP10 in Hall B.  We’d love to meet you and share #scicomm and #sciart ideas, so please stop by!!

Join us in celebrating our Next Generation Award, which recognizes SfN chapter members who have made outstanding contributions to public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience.  The award will be presented prior to the Presidential Special Lecture at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, November 15th, in the San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20.

See you at Neuroscience 2016! #SfN16

Kate Fehlhaber

Kate graduated from Scripps College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience, completing the cellular and molecular track with honors. As an undergraduate, she studied long-term plasticity in models of Parkinson’s disease in a neurobiology lab at University of California, Los Angeles. She continued this research as lab manager before entering the University of Southern California Neuroscience graduate program in 2011 and then transferring to UCLA in 2013. She completed her PhD in 2017, where her research focused on understanding the communication between neurons in the eye. Kate founded Knowing Neurons in 2011, and her passion for creative science communication has continued to grow.