Crystal L. Lantz

Crystal L. Lantz, Ph.D.

Health Program Specialist

Division of Neuroscience
Channels, Synapses, and Circuits

Dr. Crystal Lantz is a Health Program Specialist supporting the Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster in the Division of Neuroscience at NINDS.

Crystal received her B.S. in Neuroscience from The College of William and Mary. She completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Virginia Commonwealth University in the laboratory of Dr. Alexandre Medina. Here, her research focused on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain plasticity and sensory processing. As a postdoctoral researcher, under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan at the University of Maryland, Crystal expanded her expertise of sensory system function and development, focusing on the development of non-invasive methods to restore visual function in amblyopia. In this work she utilized in vivo electrophysiology and targeted neuropharmacology, to examine how experience shapes both development and function of the visual system.