Mrinalini Hoon

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Phone: (608) 263-8495


Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, International Max Planck Research School at University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
Postdoctoral in Neuroscience, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Research Description:

I have a broad training and background in Neuroscience, with over a decade of experience in studying the organization and function of retinal synapses and visual circuits. My research employs a multifaceted toolkit combining murine transgenic approaches with high resolution light and electron microscopy, molecular biology and electrophysiology techniques. The objective of my research is to determine the mechanisms that regulate the formation, maturation and function of retinal circuits.

Research Key Words:

Retinal Neurobiology, Retinal Development, Synaptic Connections

Diversity Statement:

Our Lab values diversity and the importance of diversity in reaching academic excellence. I strive to create an inclusive and diverse classroom and research program and am committed to ensure that I provide all students, including those from underrepresented communities, the resources and support they need to succeed.

I am a faculty trainer on the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Proposal at UW-Madison (UW-PREP) which is aimed at providing postbac opportunities for students from under-represented minorities.

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