- 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.
- (2013). Deriving the Time Course of Glutamate Clearance with a Deconvolution Analysis of Astrocytic Transporter Currents. Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments. (78),
- (2012). Amacrine cells: Seeing the forest and the trees INTRODUCTION. VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE. 29(1), 1-2.
- (2012). The Number and Organization of Ca2+ Channels in the Active Zone Shapes Neurotransmitter Release from Schaffer Collateral Synapses. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 32(50), 18157-18176.
- (2011). Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in the retina. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 4,
- (2011). Genetic targeting and physiological features of VGLUT3+amacrine cells. VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE. 28(5), 381-392.