Raunak Sinha

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Email: raunak.sinha@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-7836

Raunak Sinha headshot


Ph.D. Max-Planck Inst. for Biophysical Chemistry, University of Goettingen, Germany

Research Description:

Our lab studies how cellular, synaptic, and circuit-level mechanisms mediate sensory processing in the retina that ultimately lead to meaningful visual behavior. We pose this question in species that have varied retinal specializations and rely on vision to different degrees. We utilize electrophysiological recording and optical imaging to assay neuronal function. We correlate single cell activity with detailed anatomical analysis using light and electron microscopy. We use genetic tools to perturb cell function, express fluorescent probes, map retinal circuits and identify molecular mechanisms shaping cellular processes.


Synapse, circuit function, retina, phototransduction, neural computation

Diversity Statement:

Diversity instills equity, creativity, intellectual advancement, scientific progress and I strive towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment in research and education.