Tomomi Ichinose, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Ichinose's research is focused on the function of the retinal neural network. Using patch clamp techniques together with morphological and molecular biological methods, we have examined the unique features of each bipolar cell type in the mouse retina. Bipolar cells are second-order neurons in the retina that receive synaptic inputs from photoreceptors and are thought to initiate visual feature-oriented, parallel processing pathways. Read Dr. Ichinose's full profile. KEI





Jeremy Bohl Jeremy Bohl, B.S. (Graduate Research Assistant)

Jeremy Bohl graduated with a degree in Neuroscience from Michigan State University in December of 2017. In his undergraduate career, Jeremy had a passion for anatomy and the neuroscience of the eye. This led him to the Ichinose lab which he joined in the Fall of 2019. He has since begun working on using patch clamp electrophysiology to record ganglion cell output in response to the motion. Jeremy hopes to obtain his Ph.D. and become a professor later in his career.






  Abdul Rhman Hassan, M.D. (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

Abdul graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Faculty of medicine, Tanta University, Egypt in February 2022. After his graduation, Abdul joined the Ichinose Laboratory in May 2023 in order to study the retinal neural networks. He aspires to become an ophthalmologist in the future. 







Deborah Langrill Beaudoin, Ph.D. (Research Associate)

Deborah (Debbie) graduated with her PhD in Medical Physics at Oakland University where she studied the electrical properties of cardiac tissue.  She completed a postdoc in the Demb laboratory at University of Michigan in 2011, where she performed patch clamp electrophysiology of retinal ganglion cells.  After a “brief” hiatus from research while raising her two boys, she is happy to be back in the lab patching again. 





  Yamini Pandey, B.S. (Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Medical Student/Research Assistant)








Megi Kola, Undergraduate (Research Assistant)

Goichi Suganuma, B.S. (Research Assistant)



Former lab members (current position):

Jesse A. Cohn, Ph.D. (Wash U) 

Bozena Fyk-Kolodziej, PhD (WSU)

Pershang Farshi, Ph.D. (WSU)

Ali Chukr, B.A.

Leo Hall, MS/MD (Resident of Willis Eye Hospital) 

Christina Koehler, B.S. (Northeast Ohio University Medical School)

Chase Hellmer, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Louisville)

Zachary Sharpe, B.S. (WSU, Master's degree, Data Science)

Jui Gope, B.S. (WSU, Master's degree, SOM)

Angela Shehu, B.S. (Central Michigan University Medical School)

Mohamad Bashir Khatib-Shahidi, M.S. (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine)

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