- Senior Investigator, Synaptic Physiology Section
Dr. Diamond received his B.S. from Duke University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco in 1994, where he studied excitatory synaptic transmission in the retina with David Copenhagen. During a postdoctoral fellowship with Craig Jahr at the Vollum Institute, he investigated the effects of glutamate transporters on excitatory synaptic transmission in the hippocampus. Dr. Diamond joined NINDS as an investigator in 1999, was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering in 2000 and was promoted to senior investigator in 2007. His laboratory explores the dynamics and modulation of transmitter release, diffusion and receptor activation at excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the mammalian CNS.
- (2019). Ganglion Cells in Primate Retina Use Fuzzy Logic to Encode Complex Visual Receptive Fields. NEURON. 103(4), 549-551.
- (2019). Synaptic inhibition tunes contrast computation in the retina. VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE. 36,
- (2018). Functional Compartmentalization within Starburst Amacrine Cell Dendrites in the Retina. Cell Reports. 22(11), 2898-2908.
- (2018). How we see the forest and the trees. eLife. 7,