Jeremy N. Kay, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Associate Professor in Ophthalmology
Associate Professor in Cell Biology
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center
Campus mail: 2351 Erwin Rd, Aeri 5004, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 660-7432

We study how neural circuits devoted to specific visual processing tasks arise during development of the retina, and the consequences for circuit function when development goes wrong. The tools of mouse genetics are central to our approach, and we draw on a wide range of molecular, genetic, and imaging methods.

Education and Training

  • University of California - San Francisco, Ph.D. 2004


The Enigma of CRB1 and CRB1 Retinopathies.

Mutations in the gene Crumbs homolog 1 (CRB1) are responsible for several retinopathies that are diverse in severity and phenotype. Thus, there is considerable incentive to determine how disruption of this gene causes disease.