Lukasiewicz Lab - Research Opportunties
Synaptic Basis of Retinal Information Processing
The retina is a thin layer of neural tissue that lines the back of the eye. It is a powerful computational machine that extracts and processes different features of the visual world before relaying these signals to higher visual centers. The retina is a unique part of the central nervous system because it can be studied intact and in isolation; and stimulated with physiologically relevant visual stimuli. We use electrophysiological, pharmacological and imaging approaches to determine the neural circuits, synapses and cellular mechanisms that process different types of visual information processing. We use these approaches to study the neural mechanisms that mediate the spatial and temporal processing of visual signals in the healthy and diseased retina.
Dr. Peter D. Lukasiewicz: