Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Gregory W Schwartz, PhD

Gregory W Schwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Physiology and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Research in our lab focuses on the circuit mechanisms underlying sensory computation. We use the mouse retina as a model system because it allows us to stimulate the circuit precisely with its natural input, patterns of light, and record its natural output, the spike trains of retinal ganglion cells. We harness the power of genetic manipulations and detailed information about cell types to uncover new circuits and discover their role in visual processing. Our methods include electrophysiology, c...[Read full text]Research in our lab focuses on the circuit mechanisms underlying sensory computation. We use the mouse retina as a model system because it allows us to stimulate the circuit precisely with its natural input, patterns of light, and record its natural output, the spike trains of retinal ganglion cells. We harness the power of genetic manipulations and detailed information about cell types to uncover new circuits and discover their role in visual processing. Our methods include electrophysiology, computational modeling, and circuit tracing using a variety of imaging techniques.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Princeton University, Molecular Biology (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Princeton University (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Washington (2013)

Contact

312/908-8152

645 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 440
Chicago IL 60611