- 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.
- (2018). Localized Induction of Wild-Type and Mutant Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation Reveals Propagation along Neuroanatomical Tracts. JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY. 92(18),
- (2018). Synaptic Transfer between Rod and Cone Pathways Mediated by All Amacrine Cells in the Mouse Retina. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 28(17), 2739-+.
- (2017). Inhibitory Interneurons in the Retina: Types, Circuitry, and Function. Annual Review of Vision Science. 3, 1-24.
- (2016). Distinct conformers of transmissible misfolded SOD1 distinguish human SOD1-FALS from other forms of familial and sporadic ALS. ACTA NEUROPATHOLOGICA. 132(6), 827-840.
- (2016). High-Resolution Quantitative Immunogold Analysis of Membrane Receptors at Retinal Ribbon Synapses. Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments. (108),