Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology


Dr. Famiglietti, M.D., Ph.D (Boston University, 1972) pursued postdoctoral studies at the National Eye Institute (NIH), Keio University (Tokyo), and Washington University (St. Louis), as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow in Neuroscience. Assistant professor at Wayne State University in 1979, and then associate professor at the University of Calgary, as an Alberta heritage Foundation (AHFMR) Scholar, he was funded by N.I.H, by the AHFMR, and by the Canadian MRC and NSERC. In 1995, Dr. Famiglietti came to Brown as a clinical trainee in neuropathology, and has held adjunct appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience, Surgery (Ophthalmology), and Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology. Dr. Famiglietti's research interests concern retinal information processing and neural architecture of retinal ganglion cells. Recent studies of degeneration and regeneration of ganglion cells have led to development of in vitro preparations for the study of regeneration. Dr. Famiglietti has published in Science, and continues to publish peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals.

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