Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710;
Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drive Room 427D, Durham, NC 27710
Greg Field, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology,
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
My laboratory studies how the retina processes visual scenes and transmits this information to the brain. We use multi-electrode arrays to record the activity of hundreds of retina neurons simultaneously in conjunction with transgenic mouse lines and chemogenetics to manipulate neural circuit function. We are interested in three major areas. First, we work to understand how neurons in the retina are functionally connected. Second we are studying how light-adaptation and circadian rhythms alter visual processing in the retina. Finally, we are working to understand the mechanisms of retinal degenerative conditions and we are investigating potential treatments in animal models.