Spring on the York College campus

Sean Georgi, Ph.D.


  • BS, Neuroscience Brigham Young University (2005)
  • PhD, Neurobiology & Behavior, University of Washington (2011)


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Developmental Biology
  • Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
  • Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education


  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Molecules, Genes, and Cells
  • Biology I
  • Developmental Biology
  • Senior Thesis

Research Interests

  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Retinal development
  • Cellular differentiation
  • Expression and regulation of transcription factors

Recent Publications

  • La Torre A, Georgi S, Reh T (2013) Conserved miRNA pathway regulates developmental timing of retinal neurogenesis. PNAS 110(26):E2362.
  • Nelson B, Ueki Y, Reardon S, Karl M, Georgi S, Hartman B, Lamba D, Reh T (2011) Genome-wide analysis of Muller glial differentiation reveals a requirement for Notch signaling in postmitotic cells to maintain the glial fate. PLoS ONE 6(8): e22817.
  • Georgi S, Reh T (2011) Dicer is required for the maintenance of Notch signaling and gliogenic competence during mouse retinal development. Dev Neurobiol 71:1153.
  • Georgi S, Reh T (2010) Dicer is required for the transition from early to late progenitor state in the developing mouse retina. J Neurosci 30:4048.