2023 Symposia

Keynote Lecture Sponsored By ADM

    Makedonka Mitreva, PhD
    Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis


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: Bradley Goldstein - Duke University

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
Hearing loss, cognition, and dementia – from epidemiological studies to the ACHIEVE randomized trial

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

Marta Zakrzewska - Karolinska Institute
Body Odors and Avoidance: From Sickness Detection to Prejudice

Noam Sobel - Weizmann Institute
Shifted Functionality from the Accessory to Main Olfactory System Through Human Evolution

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.

Presidential Symposium: Odor-Guided Behavior in Natural Environments

  • Chair: Danielle Reed - Monell Chemical Senses Center

Ellen De Obaldia - Kingdom Supercultures

Katherine Nagel- NYU Langone Health

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

George A. Kyriazis- The Ohio State University
Muscle-Expressed Sweet Taste Receptors Regulate Mitochondrial Function and Muscle Fit-ness in Mice and Humans

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

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

Eric Holbrook- Harvard
In honor of Dr. Donald Leopold

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