Michael Loop, Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT OF VISION SCIENCES

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

Contact Information:
Office - (205) 934-6751
Email - loop@uab.edu

Physical Address:
610 Worrell Building
924 18th Street South

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

 

Education

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

 

Personal:

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 –

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.

 

Publications

 

Additional Information:

Dr. Loop’s personal website:  Loopannex