Shining a light on night blindness

Vanderbilt researchers are studying how mutations in the receptor for light, rhodopsin, cause light blindness.

Seeing light receptor’s interactions

Understanding how the main receptor for light interacts with other signaling molecules may inform new pharmaceutical development.

Clues to retinal cell degeneration

A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.