A Close Up Look Infographic – #8 – RGC Density


RGC Density Infographic

Did you know you have a special cell type in your retina whose density can give us an approximate sense of how good your vision is? Check out this new infographic from Gil Torten to learn about retinal ganglion cell density and how it varies across species.

An insightful infographic by Gil Torten.
Gil Torten

Gil Torten

Gil Torten is currently in his 2nd year of his Ph.D. at UCLA. His research is particularly interested in vision, specifically in the maintenance and function of the photoreceptor cell in the retina, with a focus on utilizing new technology in microscopy to better understand this complex cell. While Gil spends a bit too much time in the lab, he is also passionate about art and has been working with clay in some capacity for over 12 years - see his work on his Instagram: @tortenceramics. In the future, Gil hopes to use his experience in both art and science to encourage cross disciplinary education in K-12 and in universities, and teach others about the value of exploring a wide range of interests