Recommended Readings: Leslie Vosshall Ph.D. Nov 30, 2009

Monday Lecture


Olfaction: From Perception to Receptors

Leslie Vosshall PhD

Chemers Family Associate Professor; Investigator HHMI
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior

The Rockefeller University

Nov. 30, 2009

Welch Hall, Level Two   4 p.m.

Recommended Articles:

 Su CY, Menuz K, Carlson JR.   2009.  Olfactory Perception: Receptors, Cells, and Circuits.  CELL  139(1): 45-59

  Wilson RI .  2008. Neural and behavioral mechanisms of olfactory perception. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY  18(4): 408-412

 Gottfried JA.  2008.  Perceptual and Neural Plasticity of Odor Quality Coding in the Human Brain.  CHEMOSENSORY PERCEPTION   1(2): 127-135    Request article from Markus Library.

Benton R, Sachse S, Michnick S, Vosshall L.  2006  Atypical membrane topology and heteromeric function of Drosophila odorant receptors in vivo.  PLoS Biology  4(2):240-257   

 Gottfried JA, Dolan RJ. 2003.  The nose smells what the eye sees: Crossmodal visual facilitation of human olfactory perceptionNEURON   39(2): 375-386

Ha TS, Smith DP.  2009.  Odorant and pheromone receptors in insects. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.  3:10.

Menashe I, Abaffy T, Hasin Y, Goshen S, Yahalom V, Luetje CW, Lancet D.  2007.  Genetic elucidation of human hyperosmia to isovaleric acid. PLoS Biology  5(11):e284.

Yannis Michalakis & François Renaud.  2009.  Malaria: Evolution in vector control. Nature 462, 298-300

Related Readings: Richard Axel, M.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Internal Representations of the Olfactory World

Richard Axel, M.D.

University Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, of Neuroscience and of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

3:15 pm – Refreshments, Abby Lounge

3:45 – 5:00 pm – Lecture, Caspary Auditorium

The Rockefeller University Campus

Recommended Articles:

Axel, R.  2005.  Scents and sensibility: A molecular logic of olfactory perception (Nobel Lecture).  Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 44 (38):6111-6127.  

Wang, F., Nemes, A., Mendelsohn, M., Axel, R. 1998.  Odorant receptors govern the formation of a precise topographic map.  Cell 93 (1):47-60.   

S . Lomvardas , G . Barnea , D . Pisapia , M . Mendelsohn , J . Kirkland , R . Axel.  2006.  Interchromosomal Interactions and Olfactory Receptor ChoiceCell 126 (2):403-413. 

Lin, H.-H., Lin, C.-Y., Chiang, A.-S.  2007.  Internal representations of smell in the Drosophila brainJournal of Biomedical Science 14 (4):453-459.

Datta, S.R., Vasconcelos, M.L., Ruta, V., Luo, S., Wong, A., Demir, E., Flores, J., (…), Axel, R.  2008.  The Drosophila pheromone cVA activates a sexually dimorphic neural circuit.  Nature 452 (7186):473-477.

Kurtovic A., Widmer A., Dickson B.J.  2007.  A single class of olfactory neurons mediates behavioural responses to a Drosophila sex pheromoneNature 446 (7135):542-546.