Patrice E. Fort, Ph.D., M.S.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105



Patrice Fort, Ph.D., is a trained neuroscientist focusing on the neuroretina and the neuro-glial interaction. He completed his undergraduate work at the Claude Bernard University in Lyon (France). He earned both an M.S. in neuroscience and a Ph.D. in Living Sciences from the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg (France) with Dr. Alvaro Rendon and Pr Jose Sahel at the Vision Institute in Paris (France).

Dr. Fort continued to gain knowledge of retinal physiology and how it is affected by metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases at Penn State University. He then joined U-M's Kellogg Eye Center as an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in December 2010, focusing on the function and regulation of these intrinsic protective mechanisms in acute and chronic retinal neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Fort later joined the program of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB), the department of molecular and Integrative Physiology (MIP), and the Neuroscience graduate program (NGP) of the University of Michigan, in which he participates in the recruitment and training of graduate students.

Honors & Awards

  • Guest Editor, Frontiers Genetics
  • Grant Reviewer, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Grant Reviewer, American Diabetes Association
  • Study Section, Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual System, National Institutes of Health 

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