Jeremy N. Kay, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor in Cell Biology
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative
Campus mail: Box 3802, Duec, Durham, NC 27710

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.