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UD Researchers attend International Conference on the Lens 2019
ICL 2019 Group Photo

​Shaili Patel, Melinda Duncan, Sam Novo, Mahbubul Shihan, Justin Parreno, Velia Fowler and Salil Lachke

The International Conference on the Lens (ICL) organized and supported by the National Foundation for Eye Research was held between December 8-13, 2019 in Kona, Hawaii.  This unique scientific conference, held biennially and focused on the development, cell biology, structure, physiology, biochemistry and pathology of the lens, is attended by over 100 lens researchers worldwide.  ICL provides these scientists with the unique opportunity to interact in a casual, relaxed setting to exchange the latest breakthroughs in lens research, establish collaborations, and discuss the future of lens research.  This year, eight scientists (3 Principal Investigators, 2 Post-docs, 3 Graduate students) from three laboratories at the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Delaware attended the ICL.  Four of the five trainees received an individual $1500 travel grant award to attend and present their research at ICL. 

ICL 2019 Group Photo

Justin Parreno, Shaili Patel, Mahbubul Shihan and Sam Novo

In addition to the three PIs (Duncan, Fowler, Lachke), each of whom gave a talk, Mahbubul Shihan (Duncan lab), Justin Parreno (Fowler lab), and Shaili Patel and Deepti Anand (Lachke lab) were invited to give an oral presentation.  Additionally, Samuel Novo (Duncan lab) won 1st place ($400) in the poster competition!  All the participants, including all three PIs were very proud to represent UD and found the conference an enriching experience!

---Shaili Patel, Liaison Officer, Biology Graduate Student Association & Salil Lachke, Associate Professor

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​Faculty, postdocs and doctoral students in Biological Sciences attend the 2019 International Conference on the Lens.

Faculty, postdocs and doctoral students in Biological Sciences attend the 2019 International Conference on the Lens.

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  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 105 The Grn, Room 118 Wolf Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-6977