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          Oral Presentations
  • Barrionuevo, P & Cao, D. (2014). Afferent Circuitries of Intrinsically Photosensitive Ganglion Cells Inferred from Human Pupillary Responses. 16th International Congress on Photobiology, Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Cao, D. (2014). The contributions of rod, cone and melanopsin excitations to human pupil flicker responses. Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Cao., D. & Lee, B. B.. (2013). Ganglion cell responses to rod and cone inputs, Colour Neurophysiology Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Zaidi, Q., Ennis, R. Lee, B. B. and Cao, D. (2013). Fast and slow processes in color neurophysiology, Colour Neurophysiology Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Kang, P. & Cao., D. (2013). The effect of a surround on mesopic chromatic discrimination, International Colour Vision Society Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Zele, A. J., Maynard, M. L. & Cao. D. (2013). Mesopic visual performance mediated by chromatic and luminance pathways: Effects of rod-cone interactions, International Colour Vision Society Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Chang, Q., Cao, D., Grassi, M. A. (2013). Cytochrome P450 2C9 is a target for photoreceptor neuroprotection, ARVO, Seattle, WA
  • Cao, D., Barrionuevo, P., Nicandro, N., McAnany, J. J., Zele, A. J., Gamlin, P. (2013). Nonlinear pupil responses to rod and cone inputs, ARVO, Seattle, WA. PDF
  • Barrionuevo, P., Nicandro, N. , McAnany, J. J., Zele, A. J., Gamlin, P., & Cao, D. (2013). Assessing relative rod, cone and melanopsin contributions to pupil flicker responses, ARVO, Seattle, WA. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2012). Rod-cone interactions in mesopic vision. Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • Cao, D. (2012). Rod and cone function evaluated by a four-primary method. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Cao, D., Zhuang, X., McNamara, P., & King, A. (2012). Acute alcohol effects on mesopic rod and cone temporal processing, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. PDF
  • Cao., D. & Lu, Y. (2011). Chromatic adaptation: differential contributions from two adapting fields, ICVS, Kornsberg, Norway. PDF
  • Lu, Y., & Cao., D. (2011). Rod suppression of mesopic rod and cone flicker detection, ICVS, Kornsberg, Norway. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2011). Psychophysical and physiological investigation of mesopic vision. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Pokorny, J. & Cao, D. (2010). Rod and cone contributions to mesopic vision. CIE 2010 Symposium: Light Quality and Energy Efficiency, Vienna, Austria (Invited). PDF
  • Cao, D. (2010). Rod-cone interactions in mesopic vision: A review, International Symposium on Vision and Visual Dysfunction, Belem, Brazil. (Invited). PDF
  • Cao, D., Lee, B. B. & Ennis, R. (2010). Receptive field structure of primate parasol ganglion cells defined by rod and cone inputs, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. PDF
  • Swanson, W. H, Lee, B. B, Sun, H. & Cao, D (2010). Frequency-doubling stimuli are not superior to conventional size III perimetric stimuli in terms of relative magnocellular/parvocellular ganglion cell responsiveness, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2009). Combining rod and cone signals in visual pathways, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago Chapter 2009 Scientific Annual Meeting, Depaul University, Chicago, IL. (Invited). PDF
  • Lee, B. B, Sun, H. & Cao, D. (2009). A new view of receptive field structure of midget ganglion cells, Fall Vision Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
  • Cao, D., Lee, B. B. & Sun, H. (2009). Physiological assessment of rod and cone inputs to the magnocellular pathway in the mesopic luminance range, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2008). Rod contributions to color perception, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. (Invited) PDF
  • Swanson, W. H, Sun, H., Lee, B. B, & Cao, D (2008). Response of retinal ganglion cells to perimetric stimuli, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Lee, B. B, Sun, H., Cao, D. & Zaidi, Q. (2008). Does static contrast enhance contrast sensitivity? Fall Vision Meeting, Rochester, New York.
  • Pokorny, J., Lutze, M., Cao, D.,& Zele, A. J.(2007). Surface color perception of color defective observers under dim illuminations. ICVS, Belem, Brazil.
  • Cao, D., Zele, A. J., & Pokorny, J. (2007). Chromatic discrimination with rod contrast. ICVS, Belem, Brazil. PDF
  • Zele, A. J., Cao, D., Smith, V. C. & Pokorny, J. (2007). Spatial and temporal chromatic contrast: Effects on chromatic discrimination for stimuli varying in S-cone excitation. International Colour Vision Society Symposium, Belem, Brazil. PDF
  • Cao, D., Pokorny, J. & Zele, A. J. (2007). Rod contributions to color perception: Linear with rod contrasts, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL. PDF
  • Cao, D., Pokorny, J., Smith, V. C. & Zele, A. J. (2007). Rod contributions to color perception: Linear with rod contrasts, Special Symposium Celebrating the Careers of Vivianne C. Smith and Joel Pokorny, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chicago, IL. (Invited) PDF
  • Zele, A. J., Cao, D. & Pokorny, J. (2007). Rod-cone interaction and the temporal impulse response of the cone pathway. Special Symposium Celebrating the Careers of Vivianne C. Smith and Joel Pokorny, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chicago, IL. (Invited) PDF
  • Cao, D. (2007). Rod-cone interaction in temporal processing. Residents Day, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chicago, IL. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2007). Magnocellular and parvocellular pathway contrast gain in patients with optic neuritis. Residents Day, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chicago, IL. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2006). Rod contributions to color perception, Residents Day, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chicago, IL. PDF
  • Cao, D., Zele, A. J., & Pokorny, J. (2005). Dark-adapted rods suppress L- and M-, but not S-cone flicker detection. ICVS, Lyon, France. PDF
  • Pokorny J, Lutze, M, Cao, D., and Zele, A.J. (2005). The color of night: Surface color perception under dim illuminations. ICVS, Lyon, France. PDF
  • Cao, D., Pokorny, J. & Smith, V. C.. (2004). Matching rod percepts with cone stimuli, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. PDF
  • Cao, D. (2002). Chromatic assimilation: Evidence for a neural mechanism. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, IL (Invited). PDF

          Poster Presentations
  • McAnany, J. J., Park, J.,& Cao, D., (2014). Rod and cone pathway signal interactions in the flicker electroretinogram, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, FL
  • Barrionuevo, P & Cao, D., (2014). Rod-cone interactions in mesopic spatial vision, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, FL.
  • Cao, D., Barrionuevo, P (2014). Estimating photopigment excitations from color sensor outputs of a personal light exposure device, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, FL.
  • Zhuang, X., Cao, D., & Pokorny, J. (2014). Flicker adaptation desensitizes the magnocellular but not the parvocellular pathway. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.
  • Zaidi, Q., Ennis, R. Cao, D. and Lee, B. B. (2014). Eye movements and the neural basis of context effects on temporal sensitivity, Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, San Pete Beach, FL.
  • Barrionuevo, P., Nicandro, & Cao, D. (2013). S-, M- and L-cone contributions to human pupil responses under dim illumination conditions, OSA Fall Vision Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Cao., D. & Gansukh, J. S. (2013). The contribution of two adapting fields to S-cone discrimination, OSA Fall Vision Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Cao., D. & Gansukh, J. S. (2013). The contribution of two adapting fields to S-cone discrimination, International Colour Vision Society Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Barrionuevo, P. A. & Cao., D. (2013). Rod contributions to postreceptoral pathways inferred from natural image statistics, International Colour Vision Society Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Zhuang, X., Barrionuevo, P. A. & Cao., D. (2013). Rod contributions to chromatic pathways alter flicker detection sensitivity, International Colour Vision Society Symposium, Winchester, UK.
  • Dhanireddy, S., Park, J., Nolan, P., Cao, D., McAnany, J. J. (2013). Dark-adapted 15-Hz flicker electroretinograms measured with rod-isolating stimuli, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, WA
  • Kang, P., Zhuang, X., Hong, S. W., King, A, & Cao., D. (2013). Alcohol promotes piecemeal percept during binocular rivalry Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.
  • Zhuang, X. & Cao., D. (2013). Color filling-in from an S-cone pattern. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.
  • Cao, D., Zhuang, X., McNamara, P., & King, A. (2012). Differential effects of alcohol on contrast processing mediated by the magnocellular and parvocellular pathways, Research Society on Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA.
  • Elliott, S. L. & Cao, D. (2012). Scotopic hue perceptions in natural scenes. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL. PDF
  • Zhuang, X. & Cao., D. (2012). Cone contrast determines color filling-in modes in a complex stimulus. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL. PDF
  • Collison, F., Cao, D., McAnany, J. J., Genead, M. A., & Fishman, G. A. (2012). OFF pupillary constrictions o isolated rod and cone stimuli using a 4-primary photostimulating method. the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL PDF
  • Elliott, S. L. & Cao, D. (2011). Hue perception under scotopic light levels. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL. PDF
  • Lu, Y., & Cao., D. (2011). Dark-adapted rods do not suppress mesopic rod flicker detection, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Cao, D., Sun, H., & Lee, B. B. (2011). The weighting of rod and cone inputs to primate magnocellular ganglion cells, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Cao, D. & Pokorny, J. (2009). Isolated mesopic rod and cone electroretinograms realized with a four-primary photostimulating methodology, Fall Vision Meeting, Seattle, Washington (Poster).
  • Lu, Y., Cao, D. & Pokorny, J. (2009). Mesopic electroretinogram: A novel protocol for detecting retinal disease, Huggins Research Symposium, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago (Poster).
  • Cao, D. & Pokorny, J. & Lee, B. B. (2009). Mesopic vision: The combinations of rod and cone signals in the retinogeniculate pathways, Huggins Research Symposium, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago (Poster).
  • Cao, D., Zele, A. J., Pokorny, J., Ksiazek, S., Lee, D., Messner, L. V., Chaudhary, N., Nichols, J. (2008). Psychophysical magnocellular and parvocellular contrast gain in patients with optic neuritis, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Poster).
  • Zele, A. J., Cao, D. & Pokorny, J. (2006). Dark-adapted rods alter cone temporal impulse response functions, Fall Vision Meeting, Rochester, NY. (Poster).
  • Cao, D. , Zele, A. J., Smith, V. C., & Pokorny, J. (2006). S-cone discrimination with spatial and temporal chromatic contrast, Fall Vision Meeting, Rochester, NY. (Poster).
  • Cao, D., Zele, A. J., & Pokorny, J. (2006). Linking impulse response functions to reaction time: Rod and cone RT data and a neural model, Vision Science Society, Sarasota, FL. (Poster).
  • Shevell, S.K. & Cao, D. (2003). Chromatic assimilation: Results with EEW fields, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Poster).
  • Cao, D., Shevell, S.K. (2002). Chromatic assimilation: Results with EEW fields, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Poster).
  • Cao, D., Shevell, S.K. (2001). Chromatic assimilation from concentric rings, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Poster).
  • Cao, D., Shevell, S.K. (2000). Spatial localization of an object-from-motion, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Poster).