Carlos Mora-Ferrer is currently working in the Animal Physiology Unit at the University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Mainz University under the supervision of Professor Christa Neumeyer, followed by two Postdoc periods in Calgary (Professor W.K. Stell, 1995, part of an HFSP grant, PI: H. Spekreijse) and SUNY, Stony Brook (Professor S. Yazulla, 1995–1997, DFG stipend and Research Associate). Upon his return to the Mainz University he formed his own group (1997–2011) and habilitated in 2004. The aim of his research is to understand how vision can be understood and to which extent it is determined by early processing mechanisms, that is, the retina. This research is approached using behavioral, pharmacological, and electrophysiological (ERG) methods. Ideally, behavioral experiments and ERG recordings are performed under identical illumination conditions, using identical visual stimuli, and whenever used, identical pharmacological treatments. The behaviorally determined quantitative changes of visual abilities are then correlated to neuronal mechanisms. Neuronal mechanisms investigated cover a large variety of transmitters and their receptors.
Biography Updated on 30 July 2012