Z. Jimmy Zhou PhD

Marvin L. Sears Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neurobiology; Vice Chairman and Director of Research, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology | Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyOphthalmology and Visual Science

Research Interests

physiology and development of the mammalian retina under normal and pathological conditions; organization and function of retinal synapses and circuits; mechanisms of retinal diseases


  • BS, Fudan University , 1982
  • M.Sc., University of Houston , 1984
  • Ph.D., University of Houston , 1989

Selected Publication

  • Lee S*, Chen L*, Chen M*, Ye M, Seal RP, Zhou ZJ. An unconventional glutamatergic circuit in the retina formed by vGluT3 amacrine cells. Neuron, 84:708-715, 2014. *Co-first authors