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  • Welcome to NTERI!
    Our institute and its members are dedicated to preserving vision and curing eye disease through promotion of interdisciplinary research teams.

    We welcome you to browse through our site!

    Pictured: Tasneem Putliwala, PhD Student
  • Eyeglass Donation
    NTERI has partnered with Lions Club International to collect used eyeglasses at UNT Health Science Center, joining the worldwide effort to give sight to those in need.

    We currently have a donation box in each building on the UNTHSC campus that will be available every other quarter.
  • LWVL Event
    NTERI hosted the Living Well with Vision Loss event. The seminar was directed to adults in the 55+ range with vision loss, macular degeneration, etc. to inform them of the resources available to them and to address the grieving process of losing their vision. Click news link above to read more about our events!
  • Our Students
    Students in our lab are dedicated to their research and those students graduating from our lab are very successful. Tara Tovar (far left) graduated from UNTHSC in 2008 and is now the Lab Manager in the Clark/Wordinger lab. Anirudh Sethi (3rd from left) graduated in 2011 and is now a Postdoc at UT Southwestern!

    Upcoming Visual Sciences Seminars


Speaker: Paul Russell, PhD (March 10, 2011)

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Seminar Title: "Biophysical Cues of Nanoscale Topography and Compliance: Impact on Glaucoma Progression and Treatment"

Dr. Russell is a Research Vision Scientist in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California Davis Campus.

Speaker: John Fingert, PhD (March 31, 2011)

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Seminar Title: "Molecular Genetic Approaches to Study Glaucoma"

Dr. Fingert is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Genetics in the Glaucoma Genetics Laboratory at the University of Iowa.



Previous Seminars

Donald Zack, PhD


Department of Ophthalmology

Johns Hopkins University

December 16, 2010

"Neuroprotection Approach for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Retinal Degeneration"



Arthur Weber, PhD


Department of Physiology

Michigan State University

November 18, 2010

"Effects of Downstream Neuroprotection on Retinal Ganglion Cell Survival andFunction Following Optic Nerve Injury"


M Elizabeth Fini, PhD

Vice Dean for Research; Professor and Director

USC Institute for Genetic Medicine

University of Southern California

October 28, 2010

"New Insight into Glaucoma Mechanisms Through Genomics Approaches"





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