Alan Saul

Assistant Professor

Alan Saul

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Ophthalmology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst


Prof. Saul is a neuroscientist whose work has focused on time. Current work involves electroretinography (ERG) in human patients and experimental subjects, and in animal models of retinal disorders.


  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, General. Brown University, 1986

  • MS, Mathematics, General West Virginia University, 1981

  • BS, Mathematics, General California Institute of Techno, 1976

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • ANAT 8030

    Fundamentals of Vision Science
  • BIOM 8080

    Neuroscience I

Teaching Interests

Neuroscience, quantitative methods


Selected Recent Publications

  • Multifocal electroretinography in the presence of temporal and spatial correlations and eye movements, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Retinal ganglion cell loss and mild vasculopathy in methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase deficient mice: a model of hyperhomocysteinemia., 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • (+)-Pentazocine ((+)-PTZ), a high affinity sigma 1 receptor (σ1R) ligand preserves cone function in the Pde6rd10 (Rd10) mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa., 2015
  • Mild hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy) leads to modest retinal ganglion cell (RGC) dysfunction and focal vascular leakiness in rd8-free methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (Mthfr) deficient mice., 2015
  • Neuroprotective effects of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) in traumatic optic neuropathy., 2015

Research Interests

Neuronal response timing, development and mechanisms of specificity, improved methodologies for ERG and other functional visual system testing

Department Service

  • 2005 - Present

    Role: Other