Faculty Profile:


Stewart Thompson, PhD



BS (hons) in Biochemistry, Kingston University, UK

MS in Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, University of London, UK

PhD in Neuroscience and Photobiology, Imperial College, University of London, UK



Post-doctoral scholar, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Canada

Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, USA

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, USA


Research Interests:

In addition to supporting vision, detection of light also regulates many important aspects of physiology and behavior, including the body clock, sleep and widely acting hormones. The goal of research in the Thompson Lab is to demonstrate how light regulates physiology and behavior, and to determine the causes and consequences of abnormal responses to light. This effort includes studies of how specific eye diseases affect responses to light, and the mechanisms for effects of artificial light on health.



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