2021 Symposia

Keynote Lecture

    Nadine Gogolla, PhD
    Max Plank Institute of Neurobiology

    Mouse facial expressions reflect emotions and reveal subjective value

Chemosensory Dysfunction in COVID-19: Behavioral and Neurobiological Factors

  • Chairs: Shima Moein - Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences & Richard Doty - University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Overdevest- Columbia University Medical Center
Molecular and Microscopic Evaluation of Olfactory Epithelium From COVID-19 Patients

Valentina Parma - Temple University
A Worldwide Approach to Study Chemosensory Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic

Carol Yan - University of California San Diego Health
COVID-19 Patients with Smell Loss in the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic: Approach, Management and Prognosis

Richard Doty - University of Pennsylvania
Machine Learning: A Path Toward Optimized Smell Tests for Screening COVID-19

Cell Types in Taste Buds and Tentacles

  • Chairs: Thomas Finger - University of Colorado Medical School & Sue Kinnamon -University of Colorado Medical School

Courtney Wilson - University of Colorado Medical School
Canonical Cell Types in Mouse Taste Buds

Akiyuki Taruno- Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Salt-responsive Cells - A Unique Cell Type?

Kathryn Medler - University at Buffalo
Non-canonical cell types in Taste buds

Lena Van Giesen - Haarvard
Taste Cells in Octopus Suckers

Development of chemosensation and perception

  • Chair: Arianna Maffei - Stony Brook University Medical School

Claudia Lodovichi - Neuroscience Institute,
Cl homeostasis and neurogenesis in the olfactory system

Hillary Schiff - Stony Brook University
A Critical Period for Taste

Bianca Marlin - Columbia University Zuckerman Institute

Joost Maier - Wake Forest School of Medicine
Early postnatal development of information processing in bulbo-cortical circuits

Satiety-based modulation of chemosensory processing across organisms

  • Chairs: Thorsten Kahnt - Northwestern University & Laura Shanahan - Northwestern University

Dennis Mathew - University of Nevada
Starvation-dependent modulation of olfactory sensitivity and its impact on animal physiology

Matthew Gardner - NIH/NIDA
Adjusting decisions due to satiety-induced changes in food preferences

Maia Pujara- Sarah Lawrence College
Choice behavior following selective satiety and conditioned taste preference in nonhuman primates

Laura Shanahan - Northwestern University
How satiety modulates perceptual decisionmaking in olfactory circuits

The cure for olfactory loss

  • Chair: Thomas Hummel - University of Dresden Medical School

Katie Whitcroft - University College London
The use of steroids in patients with olfactory dysfunction

Vijay Ramakrishnan - University of Colorado
The nasal microbiome and the sense of smell

Andrew Lane - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Inflammation and olfactory function

Moustafa Bensafi - French National Centre for Scientific Research
Olfactory implants

On-Demand: Max Mozell - The Work Lives On

  • Chair: Theresa White - Le Moyne College and SUNY Upstate Medical University

Noam Sobel- The Weizman Institute of Science
The Sniffing Brain: From a Unit of Olfaction to a Unit of Cognition

Ann-Sophie Barwich- Indiana University
Mozell's chromatographic theory: A molecular basis of cognitive behavior?

David Coppola- Randolph-Macon College
Lord Adrian's and Max Mozell's Analogy: Olfaction as a Spatial Sense.

Bradley Goldstein - Duke University
Addressing smell loss: from a Clinical Olfactory Research Center to ongoing translational research efforts

On-Demand: non-WEIRD human chemosensory science

  • Chairs: Maria Veldhuizen - Mersin University & Valentina Parma - Temple Universiry

Kara Hoover - University of Alaska Fairbanks
Sensory Inequities: The local and global consequences of the Anthropocene on the human sensorium

Patrick Balungwe -Catholic University of Bukavu
Olfactory testing in a non-WEIRD population in Africa requires new norms, culturally appropriate odors and consideration of endemic pathologies

Duika Burges-Watson- Newcastle University
Moving from researcher-centric methodologies to patient-inclusive chemosensory research

Agnieszka Sorokowska- University of Wroclaw
Global commonalities in social odor awareness from a large-scale data study across 44 countries