WEAVR Silent Auction
Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3
Auction Bidding: 9am – 3:45pm
Five exciting items will be up for bid Monday and Tuesday. Everyone is invited to participate. All proceeds support travel grants for women.
- Two field-level tickets to a Boston Red Socks game (Monday)
- Hand-crafted necklace with pendant (Tuesday)
- Artisan wood pens (Monday and Tuesday)
- Time with an expert — Spend 30 minutes with a leader in eye and vision research. The winner and the expert will arrange their time together in the way that is mutually convenient, whether it is face-to-face, Skype or a conference call with one of the following:
30 minutes with John E. Dowling, PhD, FARVO and a signed edition of his new book, Vision (Monday)
John E. Dowling is Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Dowling is best known for his analysis of synaptic circuitry of the retina and its functional organization for which he received the Friedenwald Award. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. A leader in eye and vision research, Dowling has authored hundreds of papers and several books, Learn more about this new book Vision.
30 minutes with Sir Peng Khaw, MD, PhD, FARVO (Tuesday)
Khaw is director of the U.K. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust andUCL Institute of Ophthalmology and consultant ophthalmic surgeon at MoorfieldsEye Hospital. His recent research interests include the development of improveddrug and stem cell delivery for antiscarring therapies, glaucoma surgery and opticnerve regeneration. Khaw has been an ARVO member since 1990. He was thefirst recipient of the ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Translational Research Award in2005. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences and is an NIHRSenior Investigator.