Science Knight Out is a community science lecture that is open to the public and is sponsored by the University of Oregon Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The annual event supports the mission of the Knight Campus to accelerate discovery and engage the public in the excitement and creativity of scientific research.
"Eye on the Cutting Edge: Healing the Window on the World"
Bala Ambati, Knight Campus research professor and leading eye surgeon, discusses breakthroughs in vision science and a new gene therapy that could provide a treatment for Fuchs’ dystrophy.
"The Nature of Nurture"
Leslie Leve, Alumni Faculty Professor of Education, discussed intervention strategies that help prevent delinquency and drug abuse.
"Bioengineered Medical Devices and Regenerative Therapies"
Bob Guldberg, Vice President and Executive Director of the Knight Campus, highlighted his research on regenerative medicine and shared insights from his career translating new medical devices into improved patient care.
"A Spectrum of Promise"
Laura Lee McIntyre, a professor in the University of Oregon's College of Education, discussed how early identification of developmental disorders can lead to promising intervention and prevention strategies.
"Mind, Brain and Reality"
David McCormick explores how the brain creates the reality in which our minds operate and discuss how we may improve our perception of reality through a practice of being mindfully aware.
"Science at the Nexus of Life and Death"
Patrick Phillips, Provost and professor of biology, discussed his research on aging and the challenges and the opportunities created by the potential for prolonging life.