Donnell J. Creel, PhD

Research Interests

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neurogenetics


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Research Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-6568
  • John A. Moran Eye Center
    65 N Mario Capecchi
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Donnell J. Creel, Ph.D. was a career Research Scientist for 31 years in the Veterans Administration and N.I.H. systems. The principal research interest was visual and auditory anomalies associated with albinism. Dr. Creel first made the association that any form of albinism will have misrouting of optic nerve fibers suggesting in Nature in 1971 that all mammals including humans with albinism have disorganized visual systems. In 1974 he published in I.O.V.S. the first paper demonstrating abnormal visual pathways in human albinos, and in Science in 1978 the first paper showing humans with only ocular albinism also have similar anomalies. In Science in 1980 he published the first paper pointing out that the auditory brainstem pathways are also abnormal in albinos. Dr. Creel has published more than 100 scientific papers and chapters. The past 15 years Dr. Creel has mainly conducted clinical research. His Internet chapters posted on on Visually Evoked Potentials and Clinical Electroretinograms are the most accessed Internet sites on these topics.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Kansas City VAMC
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Graduate Training University of Missouri
Undergraduate University of Missouri

Global Impact


Description Country
Visual electrophysiology. Peking Unversity Medical School. China


Institution Description Country
Department of Ophthalmology, West China Hospital, University of Sichuan Visiting Professor China
He College of Ophthalmology & Visual Science Visiting Professor China
The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute Visiting Senior Scientist Netherlands