Jen Hunter and Kenny Cheong

After extensive processing, Jennifer Hunter and Kenny Cheong analyze the data gathered by way of optical recording and imaging in the ARIA lab (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

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Photo by the Huxlin lab

Canavesi/Rolland portable device

A portable device designed to perform optical biopsies that can "see" just below the surface of tissues like skin and cornea, and even manufactured materials, was designed by Cristina Canavesi and Jannick Rolland (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

University of Rochester campus

University of Rochester Medical Center (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

Huxlin lab image

Photo by the Huxlin lab

Wayne Knox

Wayne Knox, pictured in his lab in Goergen Hall (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

About Us

Welcome to the Center for Visual Science (CVS) at the University of Rochester. CVS was founded in 1963 by Robert M. Boynton to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of pursuing excellence in vision research. CVS consists of over 35 research laboratories that include faculty from the departments of:

These laboratories represent a diverse range of studies that span the development of the visual system to the interaction between visual perception and memory. Our investigators employ an equally diverse set of approaches, from molecular genetics and cellular biology to neurophysiology and psychophysics. The majority of CVS members also belong to the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the laboratories, people and facilities that make CVS a vibrant and exciting scientific community. The Center for Visual Science is affiliated with a number of collaborative research efforts both within and outside the university.


The work on this site is partially supported by awards from the National Eye Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Eye Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Core Grant #P30 EY001319
Training Grant #T32 EY007125