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Core Grant Overview

Core Grant #P30 EY001319

Center Core Grants (P30) from the National Institutes of Health support shared resources and facilities for use by multiple investigators to enhance multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative research efforts focused on common research problems and goal. The Center for Visual Science P30 E001319 started in 1997 and since then it has served the growing and vibrant community of scientists engaged in vision research in Rochester.


Vision research at CVS involves four major scientific themes

  1. Advanced optical technology for vision correction and retinal imaging
  2. Cell biology of the normal and diseased eye
  3. The neural mechanisms of vision
  4. Vision in behavior

Investigators represented by each of these themes are served by four Cores

  1. Imaging Core that provides expertise for histology, microscopy, and low- and high-resolution in vivo imaging;
  2. Instrumentation Core that provides expertise in mechanical and electrical engineering to develop novel instrumentation for vision;
  3. Computing Core that provides applications programming for hardware control, stimulus generation, data analysis, and modeling, and;
  4. Administrative Core to ensure the equitable, fiscally responsible, and scientifically productive distribution of Core technical services research.

The core grant has given support to > 70 National Eye Institute Grants and has been instrumental in research of hundreds of vision researchers at CVS over the years. Currently, it is supported by 17 NEI grants and 42 CVS faculty members and their teams, in different career stages. With renewed module leaderships, expanded access, strengthen staff, increased user base, and improved visibility, communication, documentation and planning, the impact of the core grant on vision research and technologies at CVS will be even higher.