- Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging – DNDA
- Review Branch:
- Clinical Neuroscience – CN
Dr. Samuel Edwards serves as Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Review Branch (CN RB).
After receiving his Ph.D. in zoology with an emphasis in cell biology and physiology, Dr. Edwards had postdoctoral training at the National Eye Institute of the NIH and at the Whitney Laboratory of the University of Florida. He was then an assistant professor at the University of South Florida\University of South Florida College of Medicine where his research primarily focused on understanding the biochemical and cell biological aspects of the signal transduction pathways involved in visual phototransduction and light adaptation, particular focused on the role of the serine\threonine protein phosphatases, calcium\calmodulin-dependent protein kinases and arrestin in light and dark adaptation. He also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in cell biology, molecular pharmacology, and cell signaling mechanisms.