About

7-21-16160871bryan jones

I am a retinal neuroscientist, photographer and advocate for specialized knowledge. My scientific work involves understanding the topology of neural circuitry, and what the evolution of neural circuitry can teach us about information processing. The work is funded through the study of disease and understanding how neural structure, organization and circuitry changes in neurodegenerative disease.

This site serves as a filtered view of my world through photography and as a tacit personal reminder of why I work in retinal and visual sciences.  Understanding how we perceive the world through neural circuits involved in vision is compelling enough.  But understanding how those circuits are altered in disease like retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and multiple sclerosis drives the work.

I am the PI/Director of the Marclab for Connectomics.

My Google Scholar Link is here.

My list of publications can be seen here.

MyNCBI link here.

My photographic work has been published or discussed in: NPRs Science Friday, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Wired, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Science, the Washington Post, MSNBC, io9, Mother Nature Network, The Guardian UK, CNET, the Huffington Post, NewScientist, The Washington Times, Defense Technology International, Boing Boing, War is Boring, The Washington Independent, The NIH Director’s Blog (twice!), World Politics Review, Combat Aircraft, Mental Floss Magazine, USA Today, Warships International and others.

I’ve also had gallery work presented in the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich and Art Access in Salt Lake City and had materials used in documentary films.

I can also be found editing the worlds first online textbook, Webvision.


Contact: bryan.jones@m.cc.utah.edu

 

Photo above, courtesy of Christopher Michel.

12 Replies to “About”

  1. I am very happy that you research this kind of work. I am blind in my right eye, since I was 9 years old coming from Germany. I have compensated for the lack of vision but sometimes wonder what it feels like to have two eyes, which is why I have a Leica. Love the camera and love the feel and construction of the lenses. I have a Leica M9-P and various other Leica film cameras. Love your articles and enjoyed reading them. Now I teach Visual Arts at Lyndon State College in Vermont.

    1. Thank you for the feedback Harry. Gotta say that the Leica rangefinder design is something near and dear to my heart. Love the way it works. Do you have a place online where you post your images? Flickr? I’d love to see your work.

  2. Absolutely amazing photography! I stumbled across your website by chance while I was looking up Janelia (how I would love to see it for myself one day). I’m so happy to see great art and science combined as it is done in your pictures. Art and scince tend to be pitched against one another, but I believe they’re a match made in heaven. Lacking good photography skills, I draw science comics instead. ;) Thank you for sharing your pictures with the world!

  3. I read your article about your unfortunate experiences with Leica. I have a Leica M2 which I love and I still use it to shoot film. But I am amazed by the quality of the build and the images I get with my Fuji cameras. The XPro1 rekindled my love for photography the way my M2 did. And you’re right, Fuji customer service is the best! Happy shooting.

  4. Stumbled here through Twitter with your very honest accepted and rejected proposals – I’m a research astronomer myself and know the challenges!

    The portrait photography is amazing. I’ve always wanted to take portrait photos but I have no idea how to ask collaborators or for the candid shots. How do you do this?

    1. Thank you.

      The portraiture became a bit of a focus after a friend, @strobist commented that he did not see any people in my photographs on a photo review. When we have meetings with colleagues, I simply ask now. Most folks are totally cool with it.

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