Greg Schwartz

Northwestern University
Ophthalmology and Physiology
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Greg Schwartz received a B.S./M.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Computer Science from Brandeis University in 2003, where his thesis work investigated the influence of context in human recognition memory. He began studying visual processing in the retina during his graduate work in the laboratory of Michael J. Berry at Princeton University where he received his Ph.D. in 2008. Dr. Schwartz continued studying the retina as a post-doc in the laboratory of Fred Rieke at the University of Washington where he also collaborated closely with Rachel Wong to link anatomical and functional measurements into bottom-up retinal circuit models. He began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Research in the Schwartz lab focuses on retinal ganglion cell typology and circuit mechanisms underlying visual computation in the retina and the brain.