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Jeffrey S. Mumm, Ph.D.

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  • Helen Larson & Charles Glenn Grover Professor in Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Medical Diseases of the Retina

Research Interests

Retinal regeneration; Retinal circuitry; Drug delivery


Jeff Mumm, Ph.D., is the Helen Larson & Charles Glenn Grover Professor in Ophthalmology and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He also holds Associate Professor positions in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, and the Center for Nanomedicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of research include retinal regeneration, retinal circuitry and drug discovery. In his lab, he utilizes zebrafish to study the formation of neural circuits in the retina, as well as the regenerative capabilities of retinal cells, with the goal of developing better drugs to treat retinal diseases.

Dr. Mumm received his B.S. in biology from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University, focusing on neural circuit formation in the retina. He previously served as the president and research director of Luminomics in St. Louis, MO, and as an assistant professor of cellular biology and anatomy at Georgia Regents University before joining the Wilmer faculty in 2014. more


  • Helen Larson & Charles Glenn Grover Professor in Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) (2004)
  • B.S., University of Iowa (Iowa) (1994)

Additional Training

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004, Neural Circuit Formation in the Retina

Research & Publications

Lab Website: Mumm Lab

Contact for Research Inquiries

Smith Building
400 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2210

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Take a Closer Look at How Zebrafish Regenerate Eye Tissue - JHU Hub (Jul. 2017)

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