Jeff Diamond received his B.S. from Duke University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco in 1994, where he studied excitatory synaptic transmission in the retina with David Copenhagen. During a postdoctoral fellowship with Craig Jahr at the Vollum Institute, he investigated the effects of glutamate transporters on excitatory synaptic transmission in the hippocampus. Dr. Diamond joined NINDS as an Investigator in 1999 and is now a tenured Senior Investigator. His laboratory studies how synapses, neurons and small circuits perform computational tasks required for visual information processing in the mammalian retina.