VISUAL PERCEPTION LABORATORY

WHAT DO WE DO?

We are interested in understanding how signals arising from three classes of photoreceptors, including rods, cones and intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) contribute to visual processing, pupil response, or circadian photoentrainment, aiming to develop effective detection methods for retinal diseases or light therapeutic strategies for mood/sleep disorders.

 

MISSION

  • To advance our understanding of the neural mechanisms of visual perception and functional consequences of ipRGC activation
  • To investigate how visual function is affected by eye diseases or substance use
  • To develop novel psychophysical and electrophysiological methods for retinal disease detection/diagnosis
  • To foster collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians
 

DIRECTION

Visual Perception Laboratory @ UIC Ophthalmology is located at Lions of Illinois Eye Research Eye Institute (LIERI), 1905 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612. Google Map

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