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, 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 motion. Jeremy hopes to obtain his PhD and become a professor later in his career.
Zachary Sharpe, B.S. (Research Assistant)
Zachary graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint in May of 2019 with a degree in Molecular Biology. He joined the Ichinose Lab in November 2020 as a full-time Research Assistant.
Jui Gope, Undergraduate (Research Assistant)
Jui is a sophomore at Wayne State University. She is a student in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and majoring in Public Health with a minor in Neuroscience. Her interest in joining a retinal lab branched out from her interests in neuroscience. This lab will help her achieve a head start on the neuroscience minor. She aspires to attend Medical School one day as her passion includes learning more about the aspects of the human body and helping others along the way.
Former lab members:
Jesse A. Cohn, PhD (Wash U)
Bozena Fyk-Kolodziej, PhD (WSU)
Pershang Farshi, PhD (WSU)
Ali Chukr, B.S.
Anish Chakraborty, PhD. (WSU)
Leo Hall, MD (will be a resident of Willis Eye Hospital)
Christina Koehler, B.S. (Northeast Ohio University Medical School)
Chase Hellmer, PhD. (Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Louisville)