Wei Li, PhD


Wei Li, PhD

Date and Time

Monday, October 8, 2018
11:10 am - 12:30 pm


489 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA

Seeing in the cold – neurobiology of the ground squirrel retina

The ground squirrel has a cone-dominant retina and it hibernates in winter. We exploit these two unique features to study retinal biology and adaptations during hibernation. In this seminar, I will discuss an optic feature of the ground squirrel retina, as well as several forms of adaptation during hibernation in the retina and beyond. By exploring the mechanisms of such adaptation, we hope to shed light on therapeutic tactics for retinal injury and diseases, which are often associated with metabolic stress.