Peter Lukasiewicz, PhD

Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Office Phone: (314) 362-4284

Fax: (314) 362-3720


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  • Sc.B. Aquatic Biology, Brown University, 1977
  • Ph.D. Physiology, University of Michigan, 1984


  • Fellow, Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Selected Publications

  1. Eggers ED, Lukasiewicz PD. Interneuron circuits tune inhibition in retinal bipolar cells. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jan;103(1):25-37. Epub 2009 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 19906884; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2807222.
  2. Ichinose T, Lukasiewicz PD. Ambient light regulates sodium channel activity to dynamically control retinal signaling. J Neurosci. 2007 Apr 25;27(17):4756-64. PubMed PMID: 17460088.
  3. Eggers ED, Lukasiewicz PD. Receptor and transmitter release properties set the time course of retinal inhibition. J Neurosci. 2006 Sep 13;26(37):9413-25. PubMed PMID: 16971525.
  4. Sagdullaev BT, McCall MA, Lukasiewicz PD. Presynaptic inhibition modulates spillover, creating distinct dynamic response ranges of sensory output. Neuron. 2006 Jun 15;50(6):923-35. PubMed PMID: 16772173.
  5. Ichinose T, Lukasiewicz PD. Inner and outer retinal pathways both contribute to surround inhibition of salamander ganglion cells. J Physiol. 2005 Jun 1;565(Pt 2):517-35. Epub 2005 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 15760938; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1464530.
  6. Ichinose T, Shields CR, Lukasiewicz PD. Sodium channels in transient retinal bipolar cells enhance visual responses in ganglion cells. J Neurosci. 2005 Feb 16;25(7):1856-65. PubMed PMID: 15716422.

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