Ian Chapman

Postdoctoral Fellow


Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center


Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Laboratory Of

Dr. Kevin Bolding

Research Summary

I am interested in how olfactory information is impacted by experience and learning. Specifically, I aim to explore how coding strategies in cortical olfactory structures, such as those involved with the perception of odor identity, change across behavioral states. To do this, I record the activity from large numbers of individually identifiable neurons while simultaneously recording the behavior of an animal over sessions of repeated odor exposure. Combined, this will allow us to assess how an animal’s experience with and attention to an odor impact the way that odor is encoded in olfactory structures.


olfaction, systems neuroscience, learning and memory, behavioral analysis, in-vivo recording