Benjamin Sivyer, PhD

Benjamin Sivyer, PhD, began his research career in his native Australia, where he studied the anatomy and physiology of retinal ganglion cells. Following postdoctoral positions in Australia and the United States, he established his own laboratory at the Casey Eye Institute where he now studies the degeneration of retinal ganglion cells. Dr. Sivyer has broad interests in neurophysiology and circuit function in the brain, and is particularly interested in specific cell types in the retina. He is now applying this skillset towards understanding the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in glaucoma models.