Petri Ala-Laurila, Ph.D.

Biosciences University of Helsinki, Helsingfors, Finland 
Vision, Retinal circuitry, Signal detection / Noise, Phototransduction
"Petri Ala-Laurila"
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Sathish Kumar Narayanan research assistant 2015- Aalto University
Jussi Tiihonen research assistant 2015-
Aarni Seppänen research assistant 2018-
Lina Smeds research assistant 2012-2015 Univ. Helsinki
Sanna Koskela research assistant 2013-2015 Univ. Helsinki
Tuomas Turunen grad student
Sanna Koskela grad student 2015-
Lina Smeds grad student 2016- Univ. Helsinki
Nataliia Martyniuk grad student 2017-
Anna Lisa Stöckl post-doc 2017-
Johan Westö post-doc 2018- Aalto University
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Westö J, Ala-Laurila P. (2020) Seeing Beyond Violet: UV Cones Guide High-Resolution Prey-Capture Behavior in Fish. Neuron. 107: 207-209
Koskela S, Turunen T, Ala-Laurila P. (2019) Mice Reach Higher Visual Sensitivity at Night by Using a More Efficient Behavioral Strategy. Current Biology : Cb
Smeds L, Takeshita D, Turunen T, et al. (2019) Paradoxical Rules of Spike Train Decoding Revealed at the Sensitivity Limit of Vision. Neuron
Takeshita D, Smeds L, Ala-Laurila P. (2017) Processing of single-photon responses in the mammalian On and Off retinal pathways at the sensitivity limit of vision. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 372
Ala-Laurila P, Rieke F. (2014) Coincidence detection of single-photon responses in the inner retina at the sensitivity limit of vision. Current Biology : Cb. 24: 2888-98
Ala-Laurila P, Greschner M, Chichilnisky EJ, et al. (2011) Cone photoreceptor contributions to noise and correlations in the retinal output. Nature Neuroscience. 14: 1309-16
Luo DG, Yue WW, Ala-Laurila P, et al. (2011) Activation of visual pigments by light and heat. Science (New York, N.Y.). 332: 1307-12
Estevez ME, Kolesnikov AV, Ala-Laurila P, et al. (2009) The 9-methyl group of retinal is essential for rapid Meta II decay and phototransduction quenching in red cones. The Journal of General Physiology. 134: 137-50
Ala-Laurila P, Cornwall MC, Crouch RK, et al. (2009) The action of 11-cis-retinol on cone opsins and intact cone photoreceptors. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284: 16492-500
Ala-Laurila P, Donner K, Crouch RK, et al. (2007) Chromophore switch from 11-cis-dehydroretinal (A2) to 11-cis-retinal (A1) decreases dark noise in salamander red rods. The Journal of Physiology. 585: 57-74
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