James A. Demas

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 
retina, development
"James Demas"
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Rachel Wong grad student 2004 Washington University
 (Cellular regulation and developmental function of retinal spontaneous activity.)
Hollis Cline post-doc 2004- CSHL


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Jennifer L. Mohn research assistant 2011-2014 St. Olaf College
Zoé Christenson Wick research assistant 2012-2014 St Olaf College
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Tien NW, Pearson JT, Heller CR, et al. (2015) Genetically identified suppressed-by-contrast retinal ganglion cells reliably signal self-generated visual stimuli Journal of Neuroscience. 35: 10815-10820
Fernandez de Castro JP, Scott PA, Fransen JW, et al. (2014) Cone photoreceptors develop normally in the absence of functional rod photoreceptors in a transgenic swine model of retinitis pigmentosa. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 55: 2460-8
Demas JA, Payne H, Cline HT. (2012) Vision drives correlated activity without patterned spontaneous activity in developing Xenopus retina. Developmental Neurobiology. 72: 537-46
Shen W, McKeown CR, Demas JA, et al. (2011) Inhibition to excitation ratio regulates visual system responses and behavior in vivo. Journal of Neurophysiology. 106: 2285-302
Wurdak H, Zhu S, Min KH, et al. (2010) A small molecule accelerates neuronal differentiation in the adult rat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107: 16542-7
Kerschensteiner D, Liu H, Cheng CW, et al. (2008) Genetic control of circuit function: Vsx1 and Irx5 transcription factors regulate contrast adaptation in the mouse retina. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 28: 2342-52
Demas J, Cline HT. (2007) The blu Blur: mutation of a vesicular glutamate transporter reduces the resolution of zebrafish vision. Neuron. 53: 4-6
Demas J, Sagdullaev BT, Green E, et al. (2006) Failure to maintain eye-specific segregation in nob, a mutant with abnormally patterned retinal activity. Neuron. 50: 247-59
Tu DC, Zhang D, Demas J, et al. (2005) Physiologic diversity and development of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. Neuron. 48: 987-99
Stacy RC, Demas J, Burgess RW, et al. (2005) Disruption and recovery of patterned retinal activity in the absence of acetylcholine. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 25: 9347-57
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