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News and Updates


Our work uncovering how early GABA receptors organize and establish presynaptic inhibitory circuits in the retina is now out in Current Biology. Read more about this exciting work at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34433078/

JUNE 2021

Is there a Müller glia coupled amacrine cell in the retina? Check out our collaborative paper in the Journal of Neuroscience to read more about this fascinating new amacrine cell: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34083252/

APRIL 2021

Congratulations to Tae Ji Lee for securing a Hilldale research fellowship to study how early visual cues can regulate organization of inner retinal circuits.


Thank you to the National Institutes of Health and National Eye Institute for supporting our lab research with a R01 grant.


JULY 2020

The serial block face scanning electron microscope is being installed at the SMPH EM facility.

March 18, 2020

Our research elucidating a novel role of LRRTM4 for organization and function of the dim-light retinal circuit is now out in Neuron. Check out our paper at the following link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31974009

March 18, 2020

Preview of our LRRTM4 retina research featured in the articleLRR-ning the Rules: Synapse Organization in the Primary Rod Pathway.” Check out the preview at the following link:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32191854

October 2019

Hoon Lab presented a poster at the Society for Neuroscience 2019 meeting in Chicago. Abhilash Sawant presented his data on inhibitory synapse organizations across dendrites of ON alpha retinal ganglion cells.

April 19, 2019

Julie Wallin awarded the 2019-2020 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship for her research project studying maturation of amacrine-bipolar circuits in the mouse retina.

April 12, 2019

Julie Wallin presents at the UW Madison Undergraduate Research Symposium.

October 16, 2018

Abhilash Sawant wins poster presentation award at the 10th annual McPherson Eye Research Institute Vision Science poster session.