We are interested in understanding how cell types in the retina shape distinct computations relevant for behavior. We use state-of-the-art large-scale electrophysiology, light-sheet imaging, genetic and viral tools, to map the cell-type specific circuits and study their functions in the context of natural vision and visual disorders. We use mice and tree shrew as model organisms to explore these questions in a comparative framework and test strategies for intervention in diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Research themes

Structural and functional organization of cell types

Adaptive computations

Wiring and signaling errors in diseases