Felice Dunn, PhD

University of California San Francisco
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Member, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Felice Dunn began her studies in neuroscience as an undergraduate at Brown University where she worked with David Berson in the discovery of intrinsically photosensitive ganglion cells. She then continued her studies in vision at the University of Washington with Fred Rieke as a graduate student and with Rachel Wong as a postdoctoral fellow. With Fred Rieke, she examined retinal gain controls that enable vision across a broad range of mean light levels. With Rachel Wong, she uncovered developmental patterns of synapse formation. In between, she studied the fidelity of olfactory processing at the NIH with Mark Stopfer. Currently at UCSF, her lab examines the structural and functional effects of synapse loss, and her lab recently uncovered resilience within the adult retina.