M. Carter Cornwall

M. Carter Cornwall, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, Emeritus


Dark Adaptation in Vertebrate Photoreceptors

The work in my laboratory is focused on understanding the response of the vertebrate eye to and recovery from the effects of bright light. Our principal approach is to make electrophysiological measurements of rod and cone photoreceptors of cold-blooded vertebrate animals, and to correlate these physiological responses to microspectrophotomeric measurements of the visual pigments as well as microfluorometric measurements of the concentration of vitamin A and Ca2+ contained within the cells.


A complete list of publications from the laboratory can be obtained at PubMed.