Gregory William Schwartz

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Research Interests

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.

Training Experience

2008Postdoctoral Fellowship, Princeton University
2013Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Princeton University

… → 2008

Research interests

  • Electrophysiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience

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Grants 2001 2022

Retinal Ganglion Cells
Olivary Nucleus

Research Output 2005 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Dark Adaptation
Optical Coherence Tomography
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Self-Regulating Gap Junction Network of Amacrine Cells Controls Nitric Oxide Release in the Retina

Jacoby, J., Nath, A., Jessen, Z. F. & Schwartz, G. W., Dec 5 2018, In : Neuron. 100, 5, p. 1149-1162.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amacrine Cells
Gap Junctions
Nitric Oxide
Neurotransmitter Agents
3 Citations (Scopus)

Receptive field center-surround interactions mediate context-dependent spatial contrast encoding in the retina

Turner, M. H., Schwartz, G. W. & Rieke, F., Sep 2018, In : eLife. 7, e38841.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retinal Ganglion Cells
4 Citations (Scopus)

The dynamic receptive fields of retinal ganglion cells

Wienbar, S. & Schwartz, G. W., Nov 2018, In : Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 67, p. 102-117 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Retinal Ganglion Cells
Sensory Receptor Cells
2 Citations (Scopus)

Typology and circuitry of suppressed-by-contrast retinal Ganglion cells

Jacoby, J. & Schwartz, G. W., Aug 27 2018, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 12, 269.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Retinal Ganglion Cells
Visual Perception
Visual Cortex