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The University of Washington has a broad range of programs in vision science. Internationally recognized investigators are studying diverse aspects of the visual system, including psychophysics, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, morphology, genotyping, and phenotyping. Their laboratories are discovering fundamental knowledge about the workings of the eye and brain, results that will yield advances in corrective and prosthetic treatments for vision impairments, while training the next generation of vision scientists and practicing ophthalmologists. In acknowledgment of the strength of these programs, the National Eye Institute (a division of the National Institutes of Health) has awarded the university a Core Grant for Vision Research.

NEI describes the purposes of the Core Grant Program as follows:

The primary objective of Core Grants for Vision Research is to provide groups of investigators who have achieved independent National Eye Institute (NEI) funding with additional, shared support to enhance their own and their institution's capability for conducting vision research. Secondary objectives of this program include facilitating collaborative studies and attracting other scientists to research on the visual system.

The Vision Research Center Core Grant at UW supports three modules. Each module provides benefits for laboratories in multiple departments at UW, and for collaborating researchers from other institutions. This web site presents contact information for the principal investigators and staff in each of the modules, descriptions of the modules’ services and resources, and links to downloadable software products and source code.

Principle Investigator / Director of UW Core Grant

Maureen Neitz, PhD
University of Washington, Dept. of Ophthalmology
Box 356485
1959 Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
+1 206 543 7998


Links to the pages for each module are provided below, and in the navigation menu at the top of each page on this site.

Molecular Biology Services and Shared Instrumentation
Cellular Biology Services and Shared Instrumentation
Systems Biology Services and Shared Instrumentation

Software Products / Downloads


Other links

University of Washington home
University of Washington directories
National Eye Institute

This site is under construction
Last updated on October 29, 2012