John Teeter

Alumnus Faculty


Alumnus, Monell Chemical Senses Center


Ph.D., Physiology; University of Pennsylvania

Research Summary

My research focused on how taste and olfactory receptor cells recognize and respond to chemical stimuli, as well as how this information is ultimately used by animals. Electrophysiological, biophysical and molecular biological techniques were used to identify and characterize the membrane receptors and ion channels that mediate chemosensory responses in several species including sea lampreys, mice and humans.

Representative Publications

Ozdener, M. H., Yee, K. K., Cao, J., Brand, J. G., Teeter, J. H., & Rawson, N. E. (2006). Characterization and long term maintenance of rat taste cells in culture. Chemical Senses, 31, 279-290.

Kaulin, Y. A., Takemoto, J. Y., Schagina, L. V., Ostroumova, O. S., Wangspa, R., Teeter, J. H. et al. (2005). Sphingolipids influence the sensitivity of lipid bilayers to fungicide, syringomycin E. Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, 37, 339-399.

Chung-Davidson, Y.-W., Yun, S.-S., Teeter, J. H., & Li, W. (2004). Behavioral and brain responses to weak electric fields in parasitic sea lampreys. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118, 611-619.

Grosvenor, W., Kaulin, Y. A., Spielman, A., Bayley, D., Kalinoski, D. L., Teeter, J. H. et al. (2004). Biochemical enrichment and biophysical characterization of a taste receptor for L-arginine from the catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. BMC Neuroscience, 5, 25.

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