R. Ranney Mize, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
1901 Perdido Street
1901 Perdido Street
B.A. - 1964
M.S. - 1974
Ph.D. - 1975
Dr. Mize was the Julius H. Mullins Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Neuroscience at LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. He earned his B.A. Degree from Northwestern University and his M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Chicago. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (1975-1977), and an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (1977-1991) where he also served as Co-Director of the Center for Neuroscience. He was Visiting Professor, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London in 2002. He served as the Department Head of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSUHSC from 1992-2003. Under his leadership, the department recruited a number of funded researchers, expanded the department’s core research facilities, and increased NIH funding 15-fold.
Mize, R.R. and Salt, T.E., Contribution of GABAergic inhibition to synaptic responses and LTD early in postnatal development in the rat superior colliculus, Eur. J. Neurosci. 20: 1331-1340, 2004.
Mize, R.R. and Salt, T.E. In: Hall, W.C. and Moschovakis, A.K. (Eds.), Mechanisms underlying development of the retinocollicular pathway, The Oculomotor System: New Approaches for Studying Sensorimotor Integration, CRC Press pps. 211-233, 2003.
Lo, F.-S. and R.R. Mize: Properties of LTD and LTP of retinocollicular synaptic transmission in the developing rat superior colliculus, Eur. J Neurosci 15:1421-1432, 2002.
Cork, R.J., Y. Namkung, H.-S. Shin and R.R. Mize: Development of the visual pathway is disrupted in mice with a targeted disruption of the calcium channel b3 subunit gene, J. Comp. Neurol. 440, 177-191, 2001.
Wu, H.H., R.J. Cork, D. Shuman, P.L. Huang, and R.R. Mize: Refinement of the ipsilateral retinocollicular projection is disrupted in double endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthase gene knockout mice, Devel. Brain Res. 120:105-111, 2000.