“Cone photoreceptor - optics, connection, and development”

  • Datum: 01.08.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 10:00
  • Vortragende(r): Wei Li
  • Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology, NEI (National Eye Institute), Bethesda, USA
  • Ort: Max-Planck-Ring 8
  • Raum: room 203
  • Gastgeber: Zhaoping Li
  • Kontakt: maria.pavlovic@tuebingen.mpg.de
 “Cone photoreceptor - optics, connection, and development”

Our vision starts from photon-capture by photoreceptors. Cone photoreceptors are particularly important for human vision – our daylight vision depends on the foveal region of the retina that is composed of cones chiefly. While most mammals have a rod-dominant retina thus are challenging for cone research, we use the ground squirrel as a model system to investigate cone photoreceptor biology. In this seminar, I will present data on a cone photoreceptor structural feature that optimizes photon capture, as well as subtype-specific connections of cones and our efforts to understand the molecular underpinning of such specific connections.

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