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Our research interests

Our lab research is focused on understanding the neurobiological aspects of chemical sensory systems in the nose, specifically mechanisms of sensory detection and functional maintenance.

We use transgenic and genetically modified mice and multiple experimental approaches, including intracellular calcium imaging, electrophysiological recordings, immunolabeling, molecular analyses, and behavioral assays in our study.

Our goal is to provide knowledge about:

 

  1. Sensory detection of certain chemical substances, such as flavors and other constituents in electronic cigarettes
  2. Modulatory networks that adaptively maintain olfactory functions in normal and challenging chemical environment
  3. Environmental chemical exposure-induced sensory dysfunction and associated behavioral deficits