Visual Neuroscience Lab

Murphy Lab in the news.


Development of glutamatergic proteins in human visual cortex across the lifespan

Caitlin Siu, Simon Beshara, David Jones, Kathryn Murphy

Journal of Neuroscience 29 May 2017, 2304-16; DOI:

This article about development of human visual cortex was picked up by news organizations around the world.


A high-throughput semi-automated preparation for filtered synaptoneurosomes.

Murphy KM, Balsor J, Beshara S, Siu C, Pinto JG.. 2014 Sep 30;235:35-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.05.036. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

This new method for preparing synaptosomes led to Justin's participation in a video about how the protocol was developed.


Effects of Fluoxetine and Visual Experience on Glutamatergic and GABAergic Synaptic Proteins in Adult Rat Visual Cortex.

Beshara S, Beston BR, Pinto JG, Murphy KM.. 2016 Jan 4;2(6). pii: ENEURO.0126-15.2015. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0126-15.2015. eCollection 2015 Nov-Dec.

This project was the foundation for Simon's award winning video for an NSERC competition.