Dr Dario Protti

Lecturer
Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

Telephone +61 2 9351 3928
Fax +61 2 9351 2058

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PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Understanding retinal ganglion cell function in glaucoma; Protti D, Huang J; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Equipment Grant.

2010

  • Understanding retinal function in health and disease.; Protti D; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Equipment Grant.

2009

  • Inhibitory control of retinal sensitivity; Solomon S, Protti D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Multiphoton microscope for Cellular Imaging in Live Animals; Leamey C, Phillips W, Dampney R, Westbrook R, Morley J, Arabzadeh E, Dreher B, Solomon S, Protti D, McGregor I, King N, Hunt N, Keay K, Allen D, Koeppl C, Cullen K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • A new Laser Microdissection Microscope with a unique pressure catapulting technique allows isolation of pure samples for subsequent downstream molecular analyses; Halliday G, Morris B, Mason R, Murphy C, Bishop A, Leamey C, Joshua D, Lee C, Iland H, Pamphlett R, Richardson D, King N, Hunt N, Arnold J, Morris M, Protti D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2008

  • The role of inhibition in the control of retinal sensitivity; Protti D; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2006

  • University of Sydney - Bridging Support Grant; Protti D; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2004

  • The role of dopamine and other neuromodulators as light signals in the inner retina: a link to night blindness disorders; Protti D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2003

  • Signal transmission in the mammalian retina: foundations and mechanisms undrlying transition from night time to daytime vision; Protti D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Leamey, C., Protti, D., Dreher, B. (2008). Comparative Survey of the Mammalian Visual System with Reference to the Mouse. In Chalupa L; Williams R (Eds.), Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse, (pp. 35-60). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Journals

  • Weltzien, F., Dimarco, S., Protti, D., Daraio, T., Martin, P., Grunert, U. (2014). Characterization of secretagogin immunoreactive amacrine cells in marmoset retina. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 522(2), 435-455. [More Information]
  • Protti, D., Di Marco, S., Huang, J., Vonhoff, C., Nguyen, V., Solomon, S. (2014). Inner retinal inhibition shapes the receptive field of retinal ganglion cells in primate. The Journal of Physiology, 592(1), 49-65. [More Information]
  • Di Marco, S., Protti, D., Solomon, S. (2013). Excitatory and inhibitory contributions to receptive fields of alpha-like retinal ganglion cells in mouse. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(6), 1426-1440. [More Information]
  • Huang, J., Stiefel, K., Protti, D. (2013). Implementing dynamic clamp with synaptic and artificial conductances in mouse retinal ganglion cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 75, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Tsai, D., Chen, S., Protti, D., Morley, J., Suaning, G., Lovell, N. (2012). Responses of retinal ganglion cells to extracellular electrical stimulation, from single cell to population: model-based analysis. PloS One, 7(12), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Middleton, T., Protti, D. (2011). Cannabinoids modulate spontaneous synaptic activity in retinal ganglion cells. Visual Neuroscience, 28(5), 393-402. [More Information]
  • Di Marco, S., Nguyen, V., Bisti, S., Protti, D. (2009). Permanent functional reorganization of retinal circuits induced by early long-term visual deprivation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(43), 13691-13701. [More Information]
  • Dumitrescu, O., Protti, D., Majumdar, S., Zeilhofer, H., Wassle, H. (2006). Ionotropic glutamate receptors of amacrine cells of the mouse retina. Visual Neuroscience, 23(1), 79-90.
  • Protti, D., Flores-Herr, N., Li, W., Massey, S., Wassle, H. (2005). Light signaling in scotopic conditions in the rabbit, mouse and rat retina: A physiological and anatomical study. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93(6), 3479-3488.
  • Habermann, C., O'Brien, B., Wassle, H., Protti, D. (2003). AII amacrine cells express L-type calcium channels at their output synapses. The Journal of Neuroscience, 11, 6904-6913.

2014

  • Weltzien, F., Dimarco, S., Protti, D., Daraio, T., Martin, P., Grunert, U. (2014). Characterization of secretagogin immunoreactive amacrine cells in marmoset retina. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 522(2), 435-455. [More Information]
  • Protti, D., Di Marco, S., Huang, J., Vonhoff, C., Nguyen, V., Solomon, S. (2014). Inner retinal inhibition shapes the receptive field of retinal ganglion cells in primate. The Journal of Physiology, 592(1), 49-65. [More Information]

2013

  • Di Marco, S., Protti, D., Solomon, S. (2013). Excitatory and inhibitory contributions to receptive fields of alpha-like retinal ganglion cells in mouse. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(6), 1426-1440. [More Information]
  • Huang, J., Stiefel, K., Protti, D. (2013). Implementing dynamic clamp with synaptic and artificial conductances in mouse retinal ganglion cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 75, 1-7. [More Information]

2012

  • Tsai, D., Chen, S., Protti, D., Morley, J., Suaning, G., Lovell, N. (2012). Responses of retinal ganglion cells to extracellular electrical stimulation, from single cell to population: model-based analysis. PloS One, 7(12), 1-16. [More Information]

2011

  • Middleton, T., Protti, D. (2011). Cannabinoids modulate spontaneous synaptic activity in retinal ganglion cells. Visual Neuroscience, 28(5), 393-402. [More Information]

2009

  • Di Marco, S., Nguyen, V., Bisti, S., Protti, D. (2009). Permanent functional reorganization of retinal circuits induced by early long-term visual deprivation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(43), 13691-13701. [More Information]

2008

  • Leamey, C., Protti, D., Dreher, B. (2008). Comparative Survey of the Mammalian Visual System with Reference to the Mouse. In Chalupa L; Williams R (Eds.), Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse, (pp. 35-60). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

2006

  • Dumitrescu, O., Protti, D., Majumdar, S., Zeilhofer, H., Wassle, H. (2006). Ionotropic glutamate receptors of amacrine cells of the mouse retina. Visual Neuroscience, 23(1), 79-90.

2005

  • Protti, D., Flores-Herr, N., Li, W., Massey, S., Wassle, H. (2005). Light signaling in scotopic conditions in the rabbit, mouse and rat retina: A physiological and anatomical study. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93(6), 3479-3488.

2003

  • Habermann, C., O'Brien, B., Wassle, H., Protti, D. (2003). AII amacrine cells express L-type calcium channels at their output synapses. The Journal of Neuroscience, 11, 6904-6913.

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