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Seminar in Molecular Cell Biology

Date: 
March 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Towards a cellular-resolution understanding of visual system form and function

Dr. Estuardo Robles

The focus of my research is to understand how neuronal diversity in the visual system reflects computational strategies used to process behaviorally-relevant sensory information. Using single-cell genetic labeling of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the neurons which transmit information from the retina to the brain, I have recently generated the first cellular-resolution map of retinal projections to the brain of any vertebrate. These data revealed an unexpected diversity of RGC sub- types. Future studies will employ cell type-specific expression strategies and functional brain imaging to identify neural circuits in the brain that process these parallel information channels generated by the retina.

Location: 
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 270K
Name: 
Mike Cleary
Title: 
Associate Professor
Department: 
Molecular Cell Biology, School of Natural Sciences
Address: 
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States