lab has two major areas of study: we examine (1) the neurophysiological,
morphological, and behavioral development of the taste system,
and (2) injury induced degeneration and regeneration in the
peripheral and central gustatory system. Specific projects
focus on environmental, immune, and physiological factors affecting
the developing and regenerating taste system, salt taste
transduction, and the neural coding of taste information
in peripheral and central gustatory neurons.