2023 Symposia


Keynote Lecture Sponsored By ADM



    May Berenbaum, PhD
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Honey--A Phytochemical Cornucopia for Bees and People


Advanced techniques for high-resolution functional MRI and EEG recording in the olfactory bulb and associated olfactory regions in the brain

  • Chair: Jun Hua - Johns Hopkins University

Thorsten Kahnt- NIH/NIDA
Using high-precision mapping to reveal the structure of odor coding in the human brain

Yu Luo- Johns Hopkins University
Functional MRI in the olfactory bulb and associated olfactory regions in the human brain

Johan Lundström - Karolinska Institutet,
Electrobulbogram – a non-invasive measure from the human olfactory bulb

Alex Poplawsky - University of Pittsburgh
Contrast-enhanced fMRI measures layer-specific neural activity in the rodent olfactory bulb


Age-related chemosensory dysfunction

  • Chair: Caroline Huart - Catholic University of Louvain

Antje Welge-Lussen- University of Basel
Age-related taste dysfunction

Thomas Hummel - University of Dresden Medical School
Age-related trigeminal dysfunction

Erik Holbrook- Harvard
Age-related olfactory dysfunction

Caroline Huart- Catholic University of Louvain
Olfactory dysfunction and cognitive decline

Frank Lin - Johns Hopkins University
Age-related auditory dysfunction and cognitive decline


Carrying taste information to the brain: development, adult plasticity, connectivity and modulation

  • Chairs: Nirupa Chaudhari - University of Miami Medical School & Robin Krimm - University of Louisville

Thomas Finger - University of Colorado Anschutz
Serial section analysis of Synapses and Connectivity win Circumvallate Taste Buds of Mice

Zachary Whiddon - University of Louisville
Dynamics of branching and connectivity of gustatory afferents

Lindsay MacPherson - University of Texas San Antonio
Contrasting the neurons innervating diverse oral taste buds

Brian Pierchala - Indiana University School of Medicine
Ribosomal profiling of oral sensory neurons identifies developmental mechanisms of cell fate specification


Learning and memory in the chemical senses

  • Chairs: Kathrin Ohla - Firmenich SA and Qi Yuan - Memorial University Newfoundland

Veronica Flores - Furman University & Brandeis University
The impact of incidental taste learning on future taste learning and cortical taste processing

Qi Yuan - Memorial University Newfoundland
Piriform cortex as a plasticity site for 2nd order “odor” conditioning in rats

Kathrin Ohla - Firmenich SA
Capacity and organization of human taste working memory

Andrew Yang - Emory University
Oscillatory working memory mechanisms in the human medial temporal lobe: is olfaction special?


Odor driven processing across distributed neural circuits

  • Chairs: Renee Hartig - Nathan Kline Institute and Wolfgang Kelsch - Johannes Gutenberg University

Ann-Christin Kimmig - University of Tübingen
The role of body odors in socio-cognitive and affective processing

Sara Invitto - University of Salento
Robotics and metaverse: the less biased models to investigate the circuits underlying human pheromone perception

David Wolf - Central Institute for Mental Health
Olfactory network response dynamics encode oxytocin-enabled memories of social familiarity

Dan Wesson - University of Florida
Encoding of odor driven information across ventral striatal circuitry.


Physiology of extraoral taste receptors

  • Chair: Masha Niv - The Hebrew University

Walter Thomas - University of Queensland
A bitter taste in your heart: cardiac cells expressing T2Rs and polymorphisms that affect cardiac function

Matthew Gaida- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
The bitter taste of cancer: aberrant expression and functions of T2R in human cancer

Rob Lee - University of Pennsylvania
Bitter taste receptors in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and beyond

Lior Peri - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Combining cell-based and computational methods to unravel T2R14 antagonists


Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, A Tribute Symposium

  • Chair: Claire Murphy - San Diego State University

Debra Tucci - NIH/NIDCD
 In honor of Dr. James Byron Snow

Erik Holbrook- Harvard
In honor of Dr. Donald Leopold

Stuart Firestein - Columbia University
In honor of Dr. Gordon Shepherd