Michael Stuart Loop, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vision Sciences

Contact Information:
Office - (205) 934-6751
Email -

Physical Address:
610 Worrell Building
924 18th Street South

Mailing Address:
WORB 610
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4390



B.S. - Florida State University
M.S. - Florida State University
Ph.D. - Florida State University


Administrative Responsibilities:


Secondary Appointments:

Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Scientist, Civitan International Research Center
Scientist, Vision Science Research Center



Michael S. Loop (b.1946), Associate Professor, Department of Vision Sciences and Neurobiology. He completed his studies in psychobiology at Florida State University (B.S., 1968; M.S., 1971; Ph.D., 1972). A portion of his postdoctoral work was undertaken at the University of Virginia studying central visual system function with Dr. John A. Jane (Neurosurgery) and Dr. S. Murray Sherman (Physiology).

Following this he moved to the University of Illinois and collaborated with Dr. Peter H. Hartline (Physiology and Biophysics) on infrared detection in snakes. Since 1978 he has been on the faculty at UAB. His spare time is committed to yard work, children and fishing.


Scholarly Activity:

Teaching –

VS 123, Psychophysical Measurement of Visual function - everything but color vision
VS 231, Visual Perception - color vision
VIS 746, Retinal and Subcortical Systems - (dark adaptation, color vision)
VIS 747, Central Visual Pathways - (color in the LGN)
VIS 748, Central Visual Mechanisms II - (color vision, suprathreshold psychophysics)

Research –

Studies of human and animal vision, especially color vision.




Additional Information:

Dr. Loop’s personal website:  Loopannex
Dr Jillian Meadows presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series
Sponsored by the UAB VSRC, the Helen Keller Art show honors students with visual impairments for their artistic abilities and creative works.
Vision Science PhD trainee Katie Bales presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series


UAB School of Optometry
1716 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: (205) 975-2020



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