Vadim Yurjevich Arshavsky

Professor in Ophthalmology
Helena Rubinstein Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor in Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Scientific Director, Ophthalmology
Campus mail: 5012 Aeri, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-5391

Signal transduction, cell biology and pathobiology of vertebrate photoreceptors 

Education and Training

  • Lomonosov Moscow State Universty (Russia), B.S. 1981
  • Lomonosov Moscow State Universty (Russia), Ph.D. 1987


Timing is everything: GTPase regulation in phototransduction.

As the molecular mechanisms of vertebrate phototransduction became increasingly clear in the 1980s, a persistent problem was the discrepancy between the slow GTP hydrolysis catalyzed by the phototransduction G protein, transducin, and the much mor