Arnold J. Sillman

Professor Emeritus

Departments

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Profile Introduction

Structure and function of vertebrate photoreceptors; heavy metals and vision

Degrees

1968 PhD (Zoology) University of California, Los Angeles
1965 MA (Zoology) University of California, Los Angeles
1963 BA (Zoology) University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Physiology, biochemistry, and biology of vertebrate vision with special emphasis on photoreceptors and visual pigments; the influence of heavy metals on photoreceptor function.

Structure and function of vertebrate photoreceptors; heavy metals and vision

Teaching Interests

Systemic physiology. comparative physiology of sensory systems. the vertebrate eye.

Publications

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  • Sillman AJ, JK Carver and ER Loew . 1999. The photoreceptors and visual pigments in the retina of a boid snake, the ball python (Python regius).. Journal of Experimental Biology. 202:1931-1938
  • Sillman AJ, C Tarantino, CJ O'Leary and ER Loew . 1999. The photoreceptors and visual pigments of two species of Acipenseriformes, the shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) and the paddlefish (Polyodon spathula). Journal of Comparative Physiology, 184:37-47.
  • Weidner WJ, DS Waddell and AJ Sillman. 2000. Low levels of cadmium chloride alter the immunoprecipitation of corneal cadherin-complex proteins. Archives of Toxicology. 74:578-581.
  • Sillman AJ, JL Johnson and ER Loew. 2001. Retinal photoreceptors and visual pigments in Boa constrictor imperator. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 290:359-365.
  • Sillman AJ and Dahlin DA. 2004. The photoreceptors and visual pigments of sharks and sturgeons. In: The Senses of Fishes: Adaptations for the Reception of Natural Stimuli. G von der Emde, J Mogdans and BG Kapoor (eds.), Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, pp 31-54.
  • Sillman AJ and Dahlin DA. 2004. Photoreceptor topography in the duplex retina of the paddlefish (Polyodon spathula). Journal of Experimental Zoology. 301A:674-681.
  • Sillman AJ, Beach AK, Dahlin DA and Loew ER. 2005. Photoreceptors and visual pigments in the retina of the fully anadromous green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostrus) and the potamodromous pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus). Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 191:799-811.