News & Events

1st Place in the Stella Zhang New Venture Competition!

May 25, 2023 — Awarded First Place Prize in Life Sciences at the 2023 Stella Zhang New Venture Competition, hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine. Congratulations to our incredible team for the award-winning pitch!

1st Place in the Morganthaler-Pavey Startup Competition!

April 11, 2023 — Awarded First Place Prize in the Research Track at the 2023 Morganthaler-Pavey Startup Competition, hosted by the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University. Congratulations to Jennings Luu, our Founder/CEO (pictured below), for the award-winning pitch!

Stay tuned for more events coming soon

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During the academic year, our affiliates from the Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) host a critically acclaimed Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series every Friday, 8:30-10:00am PT, which can be accessed in person at UCI or online via the CTVR website. These weekly seminars showcase groundbreaking discoveries by world-renowned researchers on a broad range of topics, including ophthalmology, pharmacology, genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, imaging, and computational sciences, while engaging our colleagues from UCI, the region, our nation and beyond. Since its inception, the seminar series has grown internationally in scope, with typical weekly attendance including hundreds of participants from around the world... we invite you all to join in on a lively discussion!

Past events with partners & affiliates

Director of the National Eye Institute, Dr. Michael F. Chiang (top left) speaks during his visit to the UCI CTVR as Distinguished Keynote Speaker. September 16, 2022.

Reception honoring the election of Dr. Kris Palczewski (left) to the National Academy of Sciences, featuring Dr. Philip Kiser and Jennings Luu (right) on guitar. June 15, 2022.