Greg Field

Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Office: 427D Bryan Research
Campus mail: Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-7503
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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.

Education and Training

  • University of Washington, Ph.D. 2004

Associated Faculty Labs

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Neurobiology