PositionEmeritus Professor of Neuroscience (retired)
Dr. David Papermaster was the Solomon Professor of Vision Research and Eye Diseases in the Program in Neuroscience in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington from April 1997 until his retirement. In January 1997 he was a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Marc Kirchner working with Kristen Kroll on her new technique for generating transgenic frogs. From 1986-1997 he was Professor of Pathology and of Cellular & Structural Biology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was Chairman of Pathology from 1986 to 1994 at which time he resigned chair to resume full time research and teaching. For the prior 15 years he was in the Department of Pathology at Yale Medical School. He obtained his AB in history at Harvard College and his MD at Harvard Medical School, and trained in immunochemistry with Tom Gill, in membrane biochemistry with Don Wallach at MGH, and trained in Pathology at PBBH, Boston. His postdoctoral training was in protein chemistry and developmental biology at Caltech with Bill Dreyer where he began vision research in 1969. During 1976-77 he was a Josiah Macy Scholar on sabbatical leave at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, where he isolated opsin's mRNA and sequenced the translation product with Israel Schechter's group. He has published over 160 papers and abstracts, primarily on retinal membrane biosynthesis and protein localization at the EM level and later on the molecular biology and pathology of retinal degeneration and apoptosis.
University of Connecticut Health Science Centre