University of Oldenburg
Dept. of Neuroscience
Christian Puller is a senior scientist in the Visual Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He is a biologist by training and started his research on the mammalian retina as an undergraduate student with Silke Haverkamp and Heinz Wässle at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt a.M.. During his graduate work, he used immunohistochemistry and microscopy to unravel the synaptic architecture of the outer retina. In 2010, he went to the University of Washington in Seattle as a postdoctoral fellow, where he performed patch-clamp recordings of by that time largely unknown ganglion and amacrine cells in the labs of Dennis Dacey, Jay Neitz, and Fred Rieke.
Christian joined Martin Greschner’s lab in 2015. He performs large-scale multi-electrode array recordings and combines the functional data with anatomical analyses. His work focuses on the diversity of retinal ganglion cells and synaptic interactions within and across cell types.