Professor Trevor Lamb

B.E. (Electronics, Melb.), Sc.D. (Physiology, Cantab.), FRS, FAA
Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Sensory Systems 110906
  • Vision Science 111303

Research interests

Transduction and adaptation in vertebrate rod and cone photoreceptors.

Evolution of photoreceptors, the retina, and the eye.



Professor Trevor Lamb is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in the Australian National University.  He obtained a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne, and then a PhD in Physiology from the University of Cambridge, where he remained for over 30 years before returning to Australia in 2003 as a Federation Fellow.  His research involves the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which retinal rod and cone photoreceptors respond to light, and, more recently, the evolution of these cells and of our eye.  His 90 publications have received over 8,800 citations.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2005, following his return to Australia.  Despite taking early retirement in 2011, he actively continues his research.


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