Assistant Professor of Optometry & Vision Science
School of Optometry
Retinal Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
We are interested in how visual signals are encoded and transmitted by neurons in the healthy retina and how signaling is perturbed during the course of retinal degeneration. Ongoing projects in the lab are addressing the following questions:
To address these questions, we use a variety of research techniques including patch-clamp electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, high-resolution imaging (confocal, super-resolution, light-sheet and two-photon microscopy) and protein biochemistry.
Vision Science 206B. Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Visual System
Structure and function of the tissues of the eye, ocular appendages and the central visual pathways; basic concepts of physiological, neurological, embryological, and immunological processes as they relate to the eye and vision; appreciation of the pathophysiology of various disease processes; importance of anatomy and physiology in the medical approach to ocular disease processes (continuation of VS 106A).
Vision Science 206C. Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Visual System (Problem-Based Learning)
Problem-based learning approach using clinical case examples
Vision Science 260C. Introduction to Visual Neuroscience
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