- 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.
- (1997). Transporters buffer synaptically released glutamate on a submillisecond time scale. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 17(12), 4672-4687.
- (1995). ASYNCHRONOUS RELEASE OF SYNAPTIC VESICLES DETERMINES THE TIME-COURSE OF THE AMPA RECEPTOR-MEDIATED EPSC. NEURON. 15(5), 1097-1107.
- (1995). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIGHT-EVOKED SYNAPTIC EXCITATION AND SPIKING BEHAVIOR OF SALAMANDER RETINAL GANGLION-CELLS. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON. 487(3), 711-725.
- (1993). THE CONTRIBUTION OF NMDA AND NON-NMDA RECEPTORS TO THE LIGHT-EVOKED INPUT-OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS OF RETINAL GANGLION-CELLS. NEURON. 11(4), 725-738.