Þór Eysteinsson

Professor at Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland


E-mail: thoreys (at) hi.is 

Phone: +354 525 4887

Department of Physiology, Læknagarður, Vatnsmyrarvegi 16, 101 Reykjavik


Education: University of Iceland, Reykjavik, - BA in psychology, 1981, City University of New York, New York City, USA. PhD in Neuropsychology, 1988.

Appointments: Adjunct Lecturer, City University of New York, NY, 1983-1988. Visiting Scientist, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, Jan-April, 1988.

Visiting Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London, and the Electrodiagnostic Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England, April 1988-Sept. 1989.

Researcher, Dept. of Physiology, University of Iceland. Sept. 1989- July 1990.

Associate Professor of Physiology (50%); Researcher (50%), Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, July 1990-July 1995, July 1995-July 2000.

Part-time position as a clinical electrophysiologist, Dept. of Opthalmology, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, 1999-.

Associate Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Jan. 2001 – Mar. 2009

Visiting Researcher, Dept of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2009.

Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Mar. 2009 -

Dissertation: Eysteinsson, T.: Synaptic Basis of Rod-Cone Interaction in the Vertebrate Retina ( PhD, City University of New York, 1988).

Research group

Andrea García-Llorca, PhD student.

Project title: The role of the Mitf gene and purine receptors in controlling autophagy and cytokine release in the retinal pigment epithelium.

Collaboration with: Margrét Helga Ögmundsdóttir, Eiríkur Steingrímsson





Hallur Reynisson, MSc Student.

Project title: The Loss of A-Type Current in the Mitf Mutant Olfactory Bulb Projection Neurons.

Collaboration with: Pétur Henry Petersen, Eiríkur Steingrímsson.






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