Members-in-Training Outstanding Poster Awards

Poster Presentation

MIT First Authors of the top five (5) scored abstracts scheduled as Poster presentations from each Scientific Section and Cross-sectional Group will be eligible for consideration as award recipients and invited to participate in the virtual MIT Outstanding Poster Award Competition during the Annual Meeting.

One award recipient will be selected from each Scientific Section and Cross-Sectional Group. Each recipient will receive a $100 award and an award certificate. Award recipients will be announced at the Closing Keynote Session during the Annual Meeting.

To be eligible for the 2021 MIT Outstanding Poster Award    

  • You must be an ARVO MIT member paid through 2021.
  • You must submit an abstract for the 2021 Annual Meeting as First Author.
  • As part of your abstract submission process, you must indicate that you want to apply for the MIT Outstanding Poster Award.
  • You may apply for the MIT Outstanding Poster Award, a Travel Grant, and the Alcon Award.
  • Your abstract must be accepted for Poster presentation at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
  • Your abstract must receive one of the top five (5) review scores given by the reviewing Scientific Section or Cross-sectional Group to MIT First Authors who have applied for the award and whose abstracts have been accepted as Poster presentations.
  • Eligibility Acknowledgements will be sent to the First Authors of the top five scores from each Section/Group by Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • Eligible First Authors must accept their eligibility and confirm their participation in the virtual judging session.

Congratulations to the following 2019 winners of the MIT Poster Award Contest:

Reynolds Ablordeppey
Growth-related changes in thickness in individual retinal layers in marmoset eyes
Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology

Sarah Naessens
Antisense oligonucleotide-based correction of deep-intronic ABCA4 splice mutations using patient-derived fibroblasts and photoreceptor precursor cells
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Varshini Varadaraj
Near vision impairment and Frailty: Evidence of an association
Clinical/Epidemiologic Research

Anil Tiwari
KLF4 regulates corneal epithelial cell cycle progression by suppressing canonical TGF-? signaling, and upregulating CDK inhibitors P16 and P27

Laura Petrikowski
Antibody mediated retinal damage in a NMO animal model
Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology

Lev Prasov
Variants in myelin regulatory factor (MYRF) cause autosomal dominant nanophthalmos.
Genetics Cross-sectional Group

Arina Korneva
Biomechanical effects on the mouse optic nerve head in experimental scleral crosslinking in glaucoma

Erin Livingston
The role of Immune Inhibitor A1 metalloprotease in Bacillus endophthalmitis

Tayler Wishart
Profiling heparan sulfate proteoglycan expression in the lens

Rohan Bajaj
Seeing Heat: Efficacy of a Thermal Camera in the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
Low Vision Cross-sectional Group

Tingwei Zhang
In vivo visualization of inner plexiform layer lamination by visible light OCT with spectral shaping
Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging Cross-sectional Group

Collin Richards
Can inhibition of phosphodiesterase 6 mimic the oxidative stress phenotype in vivo found in mice with a loss-of-function phosphodiesterase 6 mutation?

Philipp Seeböck
Linking Function and Structure: Prediction of Retinal Sensitivity in AMD from OCT using Deep Learning

Kelly Mulfaul
Choroidal Endothelial cells synthesize CFH locally to protect against complement mediated injury.
Retinal Cell Biology

Sophie Vanhunsel
Fishing for neuroreparative strategies in the short-living Nothobranchius furzeri
Visual Neuroscience

Emily Patterson
Differences in axial eye length and retinal structure between patients with achromatopsia and blue cone monochromacy
Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics