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Victoria Connaughton Professor Department of Biology

Degrees
PhD, Marine Studies, University of Delaware <br/><br/>BS, Biology, Bucknell

Bio
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Dr. Connaughton’s research interests encompass the disciplines of developmental biology (nervous system development) and neurobiology. Specifically, she is interested in examining the relation between visually-guided behaviors in larval teleosts and maturation of retinal neurons, circuits, and receptor mechanisms. She is also interested in examining how the development of neural connections could be altered due to mutations or drugs. She has performed experiments that address behavioral/ecological questions, as well as those that employ cell biology techniques to examine retinal circuitry in both developing and adult retinal tissue.
See Also
Biology Department
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For the Media
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Teaching

Fall 2022

  • BIO-435 Vertebrate Physiology With Lab

  • BIO-435 Vertebrate Physiology With Lab

  • BIO-499 Senior Seminar in Biology

  • HNRS-098 Honors Capstone Supplement

  • NEUR-497 Honors Capstone I

  • NEUR-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

Spring 2023

  • BIO-110 General Biology I

  • BIO-110 General Biology I

  • BIO-110 General Biology I

  • BIO-110 General Biology I

  • HNRS-098 Honors Capstone Supplement

  • HNRS-098 Honors Capstone Supplement

  • NEUR-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

  • NEUR-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Creative Activities and Research Support Award (2003-2004)
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Release (2003)
  • Senate Research Award (2000-2001)
  • Mellon Fund Award (1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2002-2003)
  • Intramural Research Training Award (1999)
  • National Research Service Award (F-32) (1996-1998)
  • Thomas H. Maren Fellowship (1996)
  • Grass Foundation Fellowship (1995)
  • National Eye Institute Fellowship (1994)
  • American Fishery Society Student Travel Award (1993)
  • University of Delaware Student Travel Award (1993)
  • University of Delaware Graduate Student Women of Excellence Award (1992)

Media Appearances

  • Farsaii, M. and V.P. Connaughton. 2005.  AII Amacrine Cells (19pgs). In Kolb, H., Fernandez, E., and Nelson, R. Webvision: The Neural Organization of the Vertebrate Retina. http://webvision.med.utah.edu
  • Connaughton, V.P. 2005. The Vertebrate Retina, pp. 99-127, In Glutamate Receptors in Peripheral Tissues), S. Gill & O. Pulido (eds). Springer-Verlag. 420pp.
  • Nelson, R. and V.P. Connaughton. 2003. Bipolar cell pathways in the vertebrate retina. In Kolb, H., Fernandez, E., and Nelson, R. Webvision: The Neural Organization of the Vertebrate Retina. http://webvision.med.utah.edu
  • Connaughton, V.P. 1997. Glutamate and glutamate receptors in the vertebrate retina. In Kolb, H., Fernandez, E., and Nelson, R. Webvision: The Neural Organization of the Vertebrate Retina.http://webvision.med.utah.edu