Wei Li, PhD
Senior Investigator, Retinal Neurophysiology Section
National Eye Institute
Time: 1:30 pm, Thursday
Feb 27, 2020
Location: SLU C Building, Orin Smith Auditorium
To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.
The retinal neurophysiology section studies the structure and function of retinal synapses and circuits. Dr. Li’s group
- exploit a combination of anatomical, physiological, and imaging approaches to study synaptic connectivity using in vitro slice and flat-mount preparations of the ground squirrel retina. This is an excellent model system to study cone vision, as the ground squirrel is one of the rare mammals whose retina is cone-dominated and resembles the fovea of human retina.
- Studies synaptic alteration and adaptation in the ground squirrel retina during hibernation - another unique feature of the ground squirrel.
- investigates bioenergetics of the retina with a focus on cone photoreceptor mitochondria structure, function and dynamics.
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