Skip to main content

Schmidt Lab Discovered an Unexpected Pathway

July 12, 2018

In a study led by NUIN PhD student Takuma Sonoda, the Schmidt lab discovered an unexpected pathway by which melanopsin, a protein that makes retinal cells light-sensitive, influences our ability to see in light conditions from starlight to sunlight. The paper, titled “Melanopsin phototransduction is repurposed by ipRGC subtypes to shape the function of distinct visual circuits," was published online in Neuron on July 12th. Postdoctoral fellow Seul Ki Lee also contributed to this work. Neuron is a premier neuroscience journal that fosters interdisciplinary neuroscience research. Back to top