Jonathan B. Demb, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Ion Channels, Pumps and Transporters; Neurobiology, Neural Networks and Neuropharmacology; Organ Physiology | Neuroscience: Behavioral and Systems; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience; Neurophysiology; Sensory Systems

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1997)
BA Boston University (1993)
Postdoctoral Researcher University of Pennsylvania

Honors & Recognition

  • Cogan AwardAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (2013)

  • Orthwein Yale Scholar AwardYale University (2011)

  • FellowAlfred P. Sloan Foundation (2004)

  • Career Development AwardResearch to Prevent Blindness (2004)

Professional Service

  • Journal of Neuroscience (2016 - Present) Reviewing Editor

  • NIH (2010 - 2016) Study sections, ad hoc

  • Journal of Neuroscience (2008 - 2013) Associate Editor

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Contact Info

Jonathan B. Demb, PhD
Mailing Address
300 George St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Research Image 1

Stimulating the in vitro retina with visual contrast in a 'Y' shape evokes glutamate release from bipolar cell axon terminals in the same 'Y' shape, imaged with the glutamate sensor iGluSnFR (from Borghuis et al., 2013).

Research Image 2

Retinal ganglion cell filled with a fluorescent dye after whole-cell patch clamp recording.