Seeing in a New Light: Craig Montell’s MCDB lab has made new discoveries at the cellular and molecular levels about how the eye processes light

Oct 13, 2015

An animal’s ability to perceive light incorporates many complex processes. Now, researchers in Craig Montell’s lab in the MCDB department have used fruit flies and mice to make novel discoveries about sensory physiology at both cellular and molecular levels that are important for light processing. Their most recent findings, which improve the scientific understanding of the signaling cascade necessary for phototransduction — the process by which light is converted into electrical signals in the photoreceptor cells in the retina of the eye — appear today in the journal Cell Reports.

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