Dominic Man-Kit Lam

Dominic Man-Kit Lam is Director of The Center for Biotechnology and Professor of Biotechnology, Cell Biology, and Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Contrast Sensitivity

    Contrast Sensitivity

    Dominic Man-Kit Lam and Robert Shapley

    The seventeen contributions present current research in visual signal processing, in the retina and central pathways, and in the study of contrast sensitivity in humans.

    The seventeen contributions present current research in visual signal processing, in the retina and central pathways, and in the study of contrast sensitivity in humans.

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  • Regeneration and Plasticity in the Mammalian Visual System, Volume 4

    Regeneration and Plasticity in the Mammalian Visual System, Volume 4

    Proceedings of the Retina Research Foundation Symposia

    Dominic Man-Kit Lam and Garth M. Bray

    This fourth volume in the Retina Research Foundation Symposia Proceedings highlights several of the strategies and experimental paradigms that are currently used to exploit and amplify the regenerative capacity of the adult mammalian visual system, and reviews the exciting advances being made in understanding the molecular basis of central nervous system regeneration. Because loss of neurons or interruptions of their connective pathways in the mammalian visual system can, in contrast to certain amphibians and fish, lead to permanent loss of vision, studies of regeneration and plasticity in this system serve as valuable models for the reconstitution of other parts of the nervous system and as potential approaches to the diverse disorders that lead to visual loss.

    Partial Contents and Contributors I. Introduction, Harold J. Sheedo, James E. Turner • II. Cells and Molecules that Influence Neuronal Survival, Susan 0. Meakin, Eric M. Shooter, Garth M. Bray, Lamberto Maffei it al. • III. Molecular Mechanisms of Axonal Regeneration, Louis F. Reichardt, Greg E. Lemke, Randall N. Pittman, Susan Spencer, Mark B. Willard, et al. • IV. Retinal Responses to Injury and Transplantation, Kwok Fai So, Raymond D. Lund, Harold J. Sheedlo, Manuel P. delCerro et al. • V. Plasticity of Connectivity in the Visual System, Edward G. Jones, Douglas 0. Frost, Torsten N. Wiesel, Albert J. Aquayo, et al.

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  • Development of the Visual System, Volume 3

    Proceedings of the Retina Research Foundation Symposia

    Carla J. Shatz and Dominic Man-Kit Lam

    Development of the Visual System presents a selection of current studies that clearly illustrate principles of visual system development. These range from retinal development in fish and frogs to the effects of abnormal visual experience on the primary visual cortex of the cat. The book is unique in addressing four specific and fundamental aspects of development: cell lineage and cell fate, specificity and targeting of axons, specification of visual cortex, and correlates of the critical period. Encompassing technical advances in cellular and molecular biology and in video imaging and microscopy, contributions in each of these areas provide new information at the cellular and molecular levels to complement the now classic descriptions of visual development previously available at the level of neural systems.

    Contributors Karen L. Allendoerfer, David M. Altshuler, Antonella Antonini, Seymour Benzer, Edward M. Callaway, Constance L. Cepko, Hollis T. Cline, Max S. Cynader, N. W. Daw, Scott E. Fraser, K. Fox, Eckhard Friauf, Anirvan Ghosh, R. W. Guillery, William A. Harris, Christine E. Holt, Lawrence C. Katz, Susan McConnell, Pamela A. Raymond, Thomas A. Reh, Carla J. Shatz, Michael P. Stryker, Claudia A. 0. Stuermer, Mriganka Sur, David L. Turner, T. N. Wiesel

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