Martin Usrey, Ph.D.

Martin Usrey

Position Title

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Center for Neuroscience


Single-neuron transcriptome classification of primate visual pathways

Usrey’s team plans the first study of its kind on the primate retina, designed to establish the molecular identity of each of the 19 ganglion cell types that give rise to the optic nerve. By establishing the functionally diverse pathways in the primate visual system, the team hopes to get a better understanding of the intrinsic circuitry of the eye and its role in human vision as well as contribute to the broader goal of regenerating retinal circuits damaged by blinding retinal degenerative disease.