Christophe P Ribelayga
Associate Professor and Weingarten Chair
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School
Christophe P Ribelayga, Associate Professor (with tenure), Bernice Weingarten Chair in Ophthalmology, Head of the Laboratory of Circadian Signaling in the Retina, and Chair I.A.C.U.C., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. B.S. in Animal Biology (1993), University Henri Poincare, France, M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2000), University Louis Pasteur, France. Doctoral work with Valerie Simonneaux and Paul Pevet – circadian and photoperiodic regulation of melatonin synthesis in the rodent pineal gland. Postdoctoral work, Neurobiology/Visual Science, the University of Alabama at Birmingham with Stuart C. Mangel – circadian clock control of the light responses of retinal cells (1999-2005). Joined the faculty of The Ohio State University in 2005 (research tract) and moved to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2009 (tenure track).
Focused on two areas of research: role of circadian clocks in the development, maintenance, and function of retinal cells, and the functional architecture of the network of coupled photoreceptors and its impact on signal processing in downstream retinal circuits and visual perception.