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Centers of Excellence

Retinal Function Research

Vision begins with the absorption of a photon by a visual pigment molecule, followed by a complex cascade leading to hyperpolarization of the photoreceptor.  Disruption of this pathway can cause blindness.  Investigators at Mass. Eye and Ear are investigating the biomechanics and electrophysiology of these early events in the visual pathway. 


Clint Makino, Ph.D.
Michael Sandberg, Ph.D.