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Investigation of the ON-OFF visual transmission pathways in retinal circuits governing visual behavioral responses
The processing of visual information involves a network of primary, secondary, and tertiary neurons in the retina prior to transmission to the brain.
The retinal outputs support not only pattern vision but also non-image-forming functions.
The retinal bipolar interneuron mediates a key process of visual transmission by segregating the visual signals into ON-center and OFF-center pathways.
I will investigate how visual behavioral responses are governed by ON-OFF visual pathways using a combinational approach of genetics, electrophysiology, and behavioral tests.