Steven Barnes, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue, Rm 73-210 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1763
(Campus Mail Code 176318)
Dr. Barnes has developed expertise in patch clamp, microelectrode, multi-electrode array and calcium imaging technologies throughout his 25 year research career in vision and neuroscience (faculty member at Dalhousie University, 1998-2013, and the University of Calgary, 1989-1998, as well as in his PhD training with Frank Werblin at UC Berkeley in 1985, and as a PDF with Bertil Hille at UW in Seattle, 1985-1989). Dr. Barnes has brought these biophysical tools to bear on the membrane mechanisms mediating visual function in the retina using living retinal slice, cultured cells, eyecup, acutely isolated cells and whole-mount retina. Dr. Barnes’ experience investigating the electrophysiological properties of retinal neurons and glia contributes substantially to the biophysical aspects of the research programs on retinal signaling in the laboratory of Nick Brecha, with whom Dr. Barnes has a 50% research faculty position in the Department of Neurobiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes is also a Professor in the Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Ophthalmology & Visual Science at Dalhousie University where he works 50% during the year.