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

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program


Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track | Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Ophthalmology 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


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

Selected Publication

  • Lee S, Kim K, Zhou ZJ. Role of ACh-GABA cotransmission in detecting image motion and motion direction. Neuron, 68:1159-1172, 2010.