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Carleton, Karen

Carleton, Karen

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Brain and Behavior Institute
2130 Bioscience Research Building


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Yale University 1980 

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1987

Miller Post-doctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-89

  • Evolution of visual systems and visual communication:
  • Genetics of visual system tuning
  • Physical modeling of color signals and visual discrimination
  • Evolution of rod and cone phototransduction
  • Tuning photoreceptor responsivity through evolution of protein structure and gene expression
  • A comparative genomic approachutilizing a diversity of vertebrates including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and agnathans

El-Sayed to Direct New BBI Advanced Genomic Technologies Core

The state-of-the-art core will feature single-cell genomic technologies for applications in the nervous and immune systems as well as cancer.

Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosts Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium

The University’s Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosted its Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium on November 14, 2018 at Adele’s in the Stamp Student Union.

BBI Holds 2017 Seed Grant Symposium

Over 115 people attend symposium featuring work and accomplishments of BBI Seed Grant Awardees for FY16/FY17.

BBI FY17 Seed Grant Winners Announced

Nine projects selected for funding.