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AGI Seminar: Connecting Photoreceptors

The National Eye Institute (NEI) invites you to “Connecting Photoreceptors” by Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D., as part of the Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration. 

The AGI for Regenerative Medicine in Vision is a strategic endeavor by NEI to expand support aimed at new treatments for vision disorders. By facilitating cross-disciplinary research, the AGI is tackling devastating and difficult-to-treat eye diseases.

Tuesday, March 23, 2-3 p.m. ET

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Dr. Kirill Martemyanov


Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.

Dr. Martemyanov, professor and chair, Scripps Florida neuroscience department, is recognized for his contributions to understanding brain function, addiction, and vision. His research examines the fundamental principles that regulate signaling via G protein coupled receptors (GPCR). GPCRs mediate a vast variety of critical biological processes, ranging from proliferation and motility to cellular reception and excitability. Originally from Russia, Dr. Martemyanov completed his fellowship training in molecular mechanisms of ocular diseases at Harvard. He joined Scripps via the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the University of Minnesota. He has authored more than 100 publications and his patents have been cited thousands of times. Dr. Martemyanov has won several prestigious awards including Cogan Award in Vision Research, the Abel Award in Pharmacology, and the Independent Scientist Award from NIH.       

mouse retina

A mouse retina with photoreceptor synapses stained in green and cells they connect to (ON-bipolar neurons) stained in red. Blue shows cellular nuclei. Courtesy of Kirill Martemyanov, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida Campus.


Amberlynn Reed
NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine

Closed captioning is available for this event. If you require any other services, please contact the NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine at at least 24 hours prior to the event.

Last updated: March 18, 2021