Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Florida State University
Dr. Johannes Reisert
I’m interested in studying olfaction at the level of the olfactory epithelium. Binding of an odorant molecule to its receptor triggers a signaling cascade in the olfactory epithelium involving different secondary messenger molecules and ion channels. We don’t know, however, the exact contribution of each component of the olfactory signaling transduction to olfactory perception. To answer this question, I’m using single-cell electrophysiology on olfactory receptor neurons to understand how the olfactory nerve signal is generated in response to specific odorants, how the olfactory response is terminated, and the details of the mechanism underlying olfactory adaptation.
olfaction, single-cell electrophysiology, ion channels, transduction
Al Koborssy D., Palouzier-Paulignan B., Canova V., Thevenet M., Fadool D.A., Julliard A.K. (2018). Modulation of olfactory-driven behavior by metabolic signals: Role of the piriform cortex. Brain Struct Funct. PMID: 30317390.
Julliard A.K., Al Koborssy D., Fadool D.A., Palouzier-Paulignan B. (2016). Nutrient sensing: another chemosensitivity of the olfactory system. Front. Physiol. 8(468). PMID: 28747887.