Dr. William H. Baldridge

Professor and Head

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Email: william.baldridge@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6851
Mailing Address: 
Room 13-B1, 13th Floor,
 Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street; PO Box 15000, 
Dalhousie University, 
Halifax, Nova Scotia
, Canada 
B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Vision
  • Retina

Education

  • BSc (University of Toronto)
  • PhD (McMaster University)
  • PDF (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • PDF (University of Calgary)

Research interests

Professor Baldridge’s research concerns the structure and function of the vertebrate retina.  He has particular interest in neuromodulation in the outer retina.  Another major interest is calcium dynamics of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), particularly in relation to RGC death during conditions like glaucoma.

Selected publications

  • Daniels, B.A., L. Wood, F. Tremblay and W.H. Baldridge. (2012) Functional evidence for D-serine inhibition of non-NMDA ionotropic glutamate receptors in retinal neurons. European Journal of Neuroscience. 35:56-65.
  • Pérez de Sevilla Müller, L., M.T.H. Do, K. Wai-Yau, S. He and W.H. Baldridge (2010) Tracer coupling of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the mouse retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518:4813-4824.
  • Trenholm, S. and W.H. Baldridge. (2010) The effect of aminosulfonate buffers on the feedback responses and intracellular pH of goldfish retinal horizontal cells.  Journal of Neurochemistry, 115:102–111.
  • Yu, J., B.A. Daniels and W.H. Baldridge. (2009) Slow excitation of cultured rat retinal ganglion cells by activating group I metabotropic glutamate receptors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102:3728-3739.
  • Hartwick, A.T.E., C. Hamilton and W.H. Baldridge. (2008) Glutamatergic calcium dynamics and deregulation of rat retinal ganglion cells, Journal of Physiology, 586:3425-3446.

Selected awards and honours

  • Dalhousie Undergraduate Neuroscience Society Professor of the Year Award, 2009, 2012
  • Dalhousie Student Union Award for Teaching Excellence for the Faculty of Medicine, 2008
  • Medical Class of 2011 Med I Professor of the Year Award, 2007, 2008
  • Murray L. Barr Junior Scientist Award, Canadian Association of Anatomy, Neurobiology & Cell Biology, 2006