Dr. Carla Green

Dr. Carla Green is a Professor with extensive experience in studying molecular aspects of circadian rhythms in vertebrate retinas. She was awarded the C.J. Herrick Award by the Anatomy Association in 1997 for "Outstanding Young Investigator in Comparative Neurology" and recently received an unsolicited grant award from the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation for her work on developing transgenic Xenopus embryos for studies of retinal function. She was elected and served as Chair of the Pineal Cell Biology Gordon Conference in 2002 and was elected as Secretary of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms in 2002. She has identified several clock controlled gene products from the Xenopus retina and is currently studying the transcriptional regulation of these genes and the functions of these gene products in both Xenopus and mammalian systems. Her laboratory has developed several cell-specific promoters for use in targeting transgenes to clock cells in Xenopus and has performed structure/function analyses of proteins involved in clock function. More information...