- 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.
- (2015). Differentiation of human ESCs to retinal ganglion cells using a CRISPR engineered reporter cell line. Scientific Reports. 5,
- (2014). CaMKII phosphorylation of neuroligin-1 regulates excitatory synapses. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. 17(1), 56-64.
- (2014). Passive Diffusion as a Mechanism Underlying Ribbon Synapse Vesicle Release and Resupply. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 34(27), 8948-8962.
- (2014). Specialized Postsynaptic Morphology Enhances Neurotransmitter Dilution and High-Frequency Signaling at an Auditory Synapse. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 34(24), 8358-8372.
- (2013). Amyloid-beta(1-42) Slows Clearance of Synaptically Released Glutamate by Mislocalizing Astrocytic GLT-1. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 33(12), 5312-5318.