44th Annual Meeting of the Assocation for Chemoreception Sciences
April 20-23, 2022
Bonita Springs, FL

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023


9:00 - 4:00 PMCalusa EFGH
A Celebration of Gordon M Shepherd, M.D., D.Phil.

This pre-meeting event is in memory of Professor Gordon Murray Shepherd, M.D., D.Phil. (1933-2022), a founding member and former president of AChemS. During his long, successful career (52 years at Yale University with full extramural funding), Gordon and his laboratory made seminal contributions in many areas of neuroscience research, and of course most notably in the chemosensory field. He published >300 research articles and 8 books, including The Synaptic Organization of the Brain in its 5th edition. He inspired and mentored so many AChemS members during his career, and we would like to get together in celebration of his life and achievements (see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-022-01141-2 for more details). Speakers include former trainees, colleagues and friends from all over the world and will cover a broad range of topics with a focus on chemosenses. These topics span from development, organization, function and computation of neural circuits to animal and human behavior, reflecting Gordon’s broad interests and influence.


Chair(s): Charles Greer, Stuart Firestein, Minghong Ma
9:00
Opening Remarks
Charles Greer
Yale University

9:15
Olfaction, A Sex Attractant, And Tsetse Flies
John R. Carlson1, Shimaa A.M. Ebrahim1, Hany K.M. Dweck1, Sebastian Chahda1, Neeraj Soni1, Brian Weiss2
1Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, 2Dept. of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, United States

9:45
Video Tribute
Kensaku Mori
Riken Center for Brain Science, Japan

9:50
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Olfactory Bulb Formation
Fumiaki Imamura, Claire Miller, Ayako Ito
Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States

10:20
Video Tribute
Pierre-Marie Lledo
Institut Pasteur de Paris, France

10:25
Cognitive Functions And Dysfunctions Emerging From A Large-Scale Data-Driven Model Of The Olfactory Bulb
Michele Migliore
Institute of Biophysics, National Research Council, Palermo, *, Italy

10:55
Video Tribute
Doron Lancet
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

11:00
Local Circuit Function In The Olfactory Bulb
Ben Strowbridge
Case Western Reserve Univ, Cleveland, OH, United States

11:30
Tributes
Paul Trompley1, Chiquito Crasto2, Fuqiang Xu3, Arjun Masurkar4
1Florida State University, 2Texas Tech University, 3Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China, 4New York University

11:50
Lunch On Own

1:00
Opening Remarks
Stuart Firestein
Columbia University

1:10
From Signal Transduction To Sensory Disorders
Frank Zufall
Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine (CIPMM), Saarland University, Homburg, *, Germany

1:40
Neurogastronomy And The Odorant Receptors
Timothy S. McClintock1, Hiroaki Matsunami2, Claire A. de March2,3
1University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States, 2Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, 3CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, *, France

2:10
The Impact Of Odor Familiarity On Piriform Cortex Odor Response
Ian F. Chapman1,2, Max L. Fletcher1
1University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, United States, 2Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States

2:40
Gordon Shepherd: Flavor And Retronasal Smell
justus verhagen1,2
1The John B. Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, CT, United States, 2Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States

3:10
Tributes
Trese Leinders-Zufall1, Shin Nagayama2, Haiqing Zhao3, Michael Singer4, Minghong Ma5
1Saarland University, Germany, 2University of Texas Houston, 3Johns Hopkins University, 4Cartesian Therapeutics, 5University of Pennsylvania

3:30
Miscellaneous Musings
GMG Shepherd
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States

12:00 - 4:00 PMGreat Egret
AChemS Executive Committee Meeting (Invite Only)

4:00 - 4:30 PMCalusa ABC
Pyrfume Code-fest Orientation

Pyrfume (https://pyrfume.org/) is a project to make olfactory datasets easy to find, access, and use in combination with other datasets and tools. At the pyrfume codefest, we will provide starter code, orient you to the available datasets, and provide a team of peer teachers as support. We welcome both brand-new coders and more practiced coders!


4:30 - 5:00 PMCalusa Terrace
Diversity Fellowship Meet and Greet

5:00 - 6:00 PMCalusa EFGH
AChemS Welcome/Awards Ceremony

6:00 - 7:00 PMCalusa EFGH
Keynote Lecture Sponsored By ADM

6:00
Honey--A Phytochemical Cornucopia For Bees And People
May Berenbaum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

7:00 - 9:00 PMWaterfall Pool Deck
Welcome Banquet



Thursday, April 20, 2023


7:30 - 9:00 AMEstero Foyer
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 11:00 AMEstero Ballroom
Poster Session I

8:30 - 10:30 AMCalusa EFGH
Learning and memory in the chemical senses

Chair(s): Kathrin Ohla and Qi Yuan
8:30
Learning And Memory In The Chemical Senses
Kathrin Ohla1,2, Qu Yuan3
1Münster University, Münster, *, Germany, 2Firmenich, Satigny, *, Switzerland, 3Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada

8:40
Taste Experience Alters Associative Learning-Related Cortical Responses
Veronica Flores1,2, Jian-You Lin2
1Furman University, Greenville, SC, United States, 2Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, United States

9:10
Extinction Of Olfactory Fear Memory Is Impaired In Aged Rats
Tayebeh Sepahvand, Negar Nazari, Vishaal Rajani, Qi Yuan
Memorial University, St. John's, NL, Canada

9:30
The Capacity And Organisation Of Gustatory Working Memory
Kathrin Ohla1,2
1Münster University, Münster, *, Germany, 2Firmenich, Satigny, *, Switzerland

10:00
Oscillatory Working Memory Mechanisms In The Human Olfactory System
Andrew I. Yang1, Jay A. Gottfried2,3
1Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States, 2Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 3Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

10:30 - 10:45 AMCalusa Foyer
Coffee Break

10:40 - 12:00 PMCalusa ABC
STANDING ON THE SHOULDER OF GIANTS, A TRIBUTE SYMPOSIUM

Chair(s): Claire Murphy
10:40
Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants, A Tribute Symposium Introduction
Claire Murphy1,2
1San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States, 2University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

10:45
A Tribute To James Byron Snow, Jr., M.D.
Debara L. Tucci
Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders , Bethesda, MD, United States

11:10
Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants: Donald Leopold
Eric H. Holbrook
Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

11:35
In Honor Of Dr. Gordon Murray Shepherd
Stuart Firestein1, Charles Greer2
1Columbia University, 2Yale University

12:00 - 1:00 PMLunch On Own
Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:30 PMCalusa ABC
Barry Davis NIH Funding Workshop

This workshop will include an overview of research, training, and funding opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage investigators. The discussion will provide practical information on how grant applications are processed within NIH/NIDCD, including Institute and study section assignments, the peer review process, Advisory Council activities, pay lines, and the roles of program and review staff.


Chair(s): Susan Sullivan
1:30 - 3:00 PMCalusa ABC
Demystifying the BRAIN Initiative® Program: Guidance to Potential NIDCD Applicants

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of 10 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health that make up the NIH BRAIN Initiative, is organizing a workshop to share information about the NIH BRAIN initiative program, provide an overview of various funding opportunities, and provide guidance to potential NIDCD applicants. The workshop will feature presentations from the NIH BRAIN initiative Director and NIDCD staff as well as several BRAIN initiative awardees in the chemical senses space. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.


Chair(s): Merav Sabri
1:30
Introduction To The Nih Brain Initiative® Program And Funding Opportunities
Dr. John Ngai
Director, NIH BRAIN Initiative

1:50
The Brain Initiative And The Nidcd
Dr. Merav Sabri
Program Director, NIDCD

1:55
Brain Funded Grant Example I: Development Of 3D-Fast Optical Interface For Rapid Volumetric Neural Sensing And Modulation (R01)
Dr. Emily Gibson
University of Colorado Denver

2:10
Brain Funded Grant Example Ii: Metastable Dynamics In Cortical Circuits (U01)
Dr. Arianna Maffei
Stony Brook University

2:25
Brain Funded Grant Example Iii: Cracking The Olfactory Code (U19)
Dr. Thomas Bozza
Northwestern University

2:40
Q&A

3:00
Adjournment

3:00 - 3:30 PMCalusa Foyer
Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 PMGreat Egret
Journal Club

5:00 - 5:45 PMCalusa ABC
Pyrfume Code-fest Presentations

5:00 - 6:00 PMBlue Heron
Meet the Editors

Chemical Senses is the premier journal focused on the science of smell, taste and chemesthesis in humans and other animals. It is also the official journal of five scientific societies devoted to chemosensory science, including the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. This session will discuss the many advantages of publishing in your society journal, the journal's review and publication processes, and journal policies and new initiatives. After a short presentation by Editor-in-Chief Steven Munger, the session will include a Q&A session with a panel of the journal's executive editors to address questions from the audience and add their own perspectives.


7:00 - 7:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Data Blitz

7:30 - 10:30 PMEstero Ballroom
Poster Session II

8:00 - 10:00 PMCalusa EFGH
Polak Award Lectures

Chair(s): Emily Liman and Robert Datta



Friday, April 21, 2023


7:30 - 9:00 AMEstero Foyer
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 11:00 AMEstero Ballroom
Poster Session III

9:00 - 10:15 AMCalusa EFGH
Oral Session (Taste)

10:15 - 10:30 AMCalusa Foyer
Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Carrying taste information to the brain: development, adult plasticity, connectivity and modulation

Chair(s): Nirupa Chaudhari and Robin Krimm
10:30
Carrying Taste Information To The Brain: Connectivity, Plasticity, Functional Specialization And Development Of Peripheral Taste Neurons
Nirupa Chaudhari1, Robin Krimm2
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States, 2Univ Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, United States

10:40
Serial Section Analysis Of Synapses And Connectivity In Circumvallate Taste Buds Of Mice
Thomas E. Finger, Courtney Wilson, Ruibiao Yang, Robert S. Lasher, John C. Kinnamon, Yannick Dzowo
Univ. Colorado Sch. Medicine, Aurora, CO, United States

11:10
Rapid Structural Remodeling Of Peripheral Taste Fibers Is Independent Of Taste Cell Turnover
Zachary Whiddon, Jaleia Marshall, David Collar, Aaron McGee, Robin Krimm
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, United States

11:30
A New Twist On The Old Tongue Map - Regional Specialization Of The Tongue Revealed By Gustatory Ganglion Imaging.
Lindsey Macpherson
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States

12:00
Ribosomal Profiling Of Oral Sensory Neurons Identifies Developmental Mechanisms Of Cell Fate Specification
Brian A. Pierchala
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States

10:30 - 12:30 PMCalusa ABC
Advanced techniques for high-resolution functional MRI and EEG recording in the olfactory bulb and associated olfactory regions in the brain

Chair(s): Jun Hua
10:30
Advanced Techniques For High-Resolution Functional Mri And Eeg Recording In The Olfactory Bulb And Associated Olfactory Regions In The Brain
Jun Hua1,2
1Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, 2Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, United States

10:40
Using High-Precision Mapping To Reveal The Structure Of Odor Coding In The Human Brain
Vivek Sagar1, Laura Shanahan2, Christina Zelano1, Jay Gottfried3, Thorsten Kahnt4
1Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States, 2Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, United States, 3University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 4NIDA IRP, Baltimore, MD, United States

11:10
Functional Mri In The Olfactory Bulb And Associated Olfactory Regions In The Human Brain
Yu Luo1,2, Jun Hua1,2
1Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, 2Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, United States

11:30
Electrobulbogram &Ndash; A Non-Invasive Measure From The Human Olfactory Bulb
Johan N. Lundstrom
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, *, Sweden

12:00
Contrast-Enhanced Fmri Measures Layer-Specific Neural Activity In The Rodent Olfactory Bulb
Alexander John Poplawsky1, Christopher Cover1,2, Sujatha Reddy1, Harris B. Chishti2, Alberto Vazquez1,2, Mitsuhiro Fukuda1
1Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 2Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

12:30 - 1:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Business Meeting

Get involved! Join us for reports from the society leadership on the state of the association All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


1:30 - 7:00 PMLunch On Own
Free time

7:00 - 7:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Data Blitz

7:30 - 10:30 PMEstero Ballroom
Poster Session IV

8:00 - 10:00 PMCalusa EFGH
Career Award Lectures

Chair(s): Paul Breslin



Saturday, April 22, 2023


7:30 - 9:00 AMEstero Foyer
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 11:00 AMEstero Ballroom
Poster Session V

9:00 - 10:15 AMCalusa EFGH
Oral Session (Smell)

10:15 - 10:30 AMCalusa Foyer
Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Physiology of extraoral taste receptors

Chair(s): Masha Niv
10:30
Introduction To The Symposium &Ldquo;Physiology Of Extraoral Taste Receptors&Rdquo;
Masha Niv
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, *, Israel

10:40
A Bitter Taste In Your Heart: Cardiac Cells Expressing T2Rs And Polymorhpisms That Affect Cardiac Function
Walter G. Thomas1, Conor J. Bloxham1, Alexander Dashwood2, Elizabeth Cheesman2, Katina D. Hulme1, Hui Y. Khoo1, Jake D. Russell1, Yusuke Yoshikawa1, Melissa E. Reichelt1, Kirsty R. Short1, Sebastian B.G. Furness1, Simon R. Foster3, Peter Molenaar2
1The University of Queensland, Brisbane, *, Australia, 2Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, *, Australia, 3QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, *, Australia

11:10
The Bitter Taste Of Cancer: Aberrant Expression And Functions Of T2R In Human Cancer
Matthias M. Gaida1,2
1Institute of Pathology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, *, Germany, 2TRON-Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, *, Germany

11:40
Bitter Taste Receptors In Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma And Beyond
Ryan M Carey1, Zoey A Miller2,3, Robert J Lee2,3
1Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL, United States, 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 3Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, United States

12:10
Combining Cell-Based And Computational Methods To Find Novel Tas2R14 Antagonists
Lior Peri1, Fabrizio Fierro1, Harald Huebner2, Alina Tabor-Schkade2, Lukas Waterloo2, Stefan Löber2, Tara Pfeiffer2, Dorothee Weikert2, Tamir Dingjan1, Eitan Margulis1, Peter Gmeiner2, Masha Y Niv1
1The Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, *, Israel, 2Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität , Erlangen, *, Germany

10:30 - 12:30 PMCalusa ABC
Odor driven processing across distributed neural circuits

Chair(s): Renee Hartig and Wolfgang Kelsch
10:30
Odor Driven Processing Across Distributed Neural Circuits
Renée Hartig1,2, David Wolf2, Sara Invitto3, Ann-Christin Kimmig4, Daniel Wesson5, Wolfgang Kelsch2,6
1Nathan S. Kline Institute, Orangeburg, NY, United States, 2Central Institute for Mental Health, Mannheim, *, Germany, 3University of Salento, Lecce, *, Italy, 4Tübingen Center for Mental Health (TüCMH), University of Tübingen, Tübingen, *, Germany, 5University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, 6University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, *, Germany

10:40
The Role Of Body Odors In Socio-Cognitive And Affective Processing
Ann-Christin S Kimmig, Jonas Hornung, Birgit Derntl
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Tübingen Center for Mental Health (TüCMH), University of Tübingen, Tübingen, *, Germany

11:10
Robotics And Metaverse: The Less Biased Models To Investigate The Circuits Underlying Human Pheromone Perception
Sara Invitto1, Andrea Schito1,2, Vincenzo Ciccarese2, Andrea Mazzatenta3, Luca Raggioli 4, Angelo Cangelosi4
1INSPIRE Lab, Laboratory on cognitive and psychophysiological olfactory processes, DiSTeBA, University of Salento, Lecce, *, Italy, 2Istituto Santa Chiara, Lecce, *, Italy, 3University of Chieti, Chieti, *, Italy, 4Manchester Centre for Robotics and AI University of Manchester, Manchester, *, United Kingdom

11:40
Oxytocin Enables Reinforcement Of Distributed Network Representations For Retrieval Of Social Familiarity
David Wolf1,2, Renée Hartig2, Yi Zhuo2, Max F. Scheller2, Mirko Articus1, Valery Grinevich1, Eleonora Russo2, Wolfgang Weber-Fahr1, Christiane Linster3, Jonathan R. Reinwald1,2, Wolfgang Kelsch1,2
1Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, *, Germany, 2Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, *, Germany, 3Computational Physiology Laboratory, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

12:30 - 1:30 PMLunch On Own
Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Sweetness and sugar reduction in the modern food system

Chair(s): Robin Dando
1:30 - 3:30 PMCalusa ABC
AGE-RELATED CHEMOSENSORY DYSFUNCTION

Chair(s): Bradley Goldstein
1:30
Age-Related Sensory Dysfunction
Bradley J. Goldstein1, Caroline Huart2
1Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, 2Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, *, Belgium

1:40
Age-Related Taste Dysfunction
Antje Welge-Lüssen
Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Basel, Basel , *, Switzerland

2:00
Age-Related Trigeminal Dysfunction
Thomas Hummel
Smell and Taste Clinic, Department of Otrohinolaryngology, TU Dresden, Dresden, *, Germany

2:20
Age-Related Olfactory Dysfunction
Eric H. Holbrook
Massachusetts Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

2:40
Olfactory Dysfunction And Cognitive Decline
Caroline Huart1,2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, *, Belgium, 2Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, *, Belgium

2:55
Hearing Loss And Dementia &Ndash; From Epidemiological Insights To The Achieve Randomized Trial
Frank R. Lin
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States

3:30 - 5:00 PMCalusa EFGH
DEIB Lecture

5:00 - 6:15 PMCalusa Terrace
Mentoring & Career Networking Social

7:30 - 9:30 PMCalusa EFGH
Presidential Symposium: Odor-Guided Behavior in Natural Environments

Chair(s): Danielle Reed
7:30
Presidential Symposium: Odor-Guided Behaviors In Natural Environments
Danielle Reed
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States

7:40
Differential Mosquito Attraction To Humans Is Associated With Skin-Derived Carboxylic Acid Levels
Maria E De Obaldia1,6, Takeshi Morita1, Laura C Dedmon1, Daniel J Boehmler2, Caroline S Jiang3, Emely V Zeledon1, Justin R Cross2, Leslie B Vosshall1,4,5
1Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, United States, 2Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Cancer Metabolism Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, United States, 3Center for Clinical and Translational Science, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, United States, 4Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York, NY, United States, 5Kavli Neural Systems Institute, New York, NY, United States, 6Kingdom Supercultures, Brooklyn, NY, United States

8:20
Neural Circuit Principles Of Olfactory Navigation
KI Nagel
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States

9:30 - 12:00 AMMangroves & Belvedere
Dance Party