4 AChemS XLVI | Bonita Springs

2024 Symposia


Keynote Lecture



    Daniel Kronauer, PhD
    Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior
    The Rockefeller University

    Pheromone Communication in Ants


Action Olfaction Across Species

  • Chair: Matt Smear - University of Oregon

Vivek Sagar- Northwestern University
Respiratory Modulation of Brain Function

Josh Neunuebel- University of Delaware
The Impact of Olfactory Cues on Mouse Social Vocalization Behavior

Kevin Bolding - Monell Chemical Senses Center
Bilateral Sensory Signals for Odor Source Localization in Freely-Moving Mice

Marie Suver - Vanderbilt University
Active Antennal Movements for Olfactory Navigation in Drosophila

Robin Blazing - Duke University
Sequence Decoding with Millisecond Precision in Piriform Cortex


Chemosensory Mechanisms that Drive Innate Behavior

  • Chair: Lisa Stowers - The Scripps Research Institute

Lisa Stowers- The Scripps Research Institute
How Does Vomeronasal Sensing Differ From Taste or Olfaction?

Rory Coleman - Rockefeller University
A Modular Circuit Architecture Coordinates the Diversification of Pheromone Preferences in Drosophila

Harris Kaplan- Harvard University
Influence of Chemosensory Inputs on the Development of the Hypothalamic Preoptic Area

Sachiko Yamanaka- UC Riverside
Recognition of Predator Threat Through the Vomeronasal Organ in Mice

Steven Flavell - MIT
Neural Control of Olfactory Navigation in C. elegans


Chemosensory Perception and Eating Behavior: From Inborn Variation Through Gut-Brain Circuit to COVID-19

  • Chairs: Danielle Reed - Monell Chemical Senses Center & Joanne Cole - University of Colorado

Sanne Boesveldt - Wageningen University & Research
Savor the Flavor: When Covid-19 Silences the Palate

Danielle Reed - Monell Chemical Senses Center
Influence of Common Missense Variants in Chemosensory Receptor Genes on Food Preferences

Amber Alhadeff - Monell Chemical Senses Center
Gut Influences on Central feeding Circuits

Daniel Hwang - The University of Queensland
Phenome-wide Association Analysis of the Supertaster Gene TAS2R38


Clinical impact on Damage to Chemosensory Pathways

  • Chair: Robert Pellegrino - Dresden University of Technology

Linda Bartoshuk - University of Florida
Taste Loss and Burning Mouth Syndrome

Derek Snyder - American Psychological Association
Taste Loss and Flavor Perception

Thomas Hummel - TU Dresden
Trigeminal Function After Damage of the Olfactory System or Other Neuronal Structures

William Nobis - Vanderbilt University
Contribution of Epilepsy Research to Understand the Clinical Relevance of Olfactory Structures


Coding Principles in the Olfactory and Gustatory Cortex

  • Chair: Kevin Franks - Duke University

Anne-Marie Oswald - University of Chicago
Excitatory and Inhibitory Synaptic Plasticity in Piriform Cortex Following Olfactory Tasks

Max Fletcher - University Tennessee
Exploring Drift in Gustatory Cortex Taste Identity and Valence Representations in Behaving Mice

Alfredo Fontanini - Stony Brook University

Antonia Marin-Burgin - Max Planck partner Institute
Learning Embeds Mixed-Selectivity and Associative Encoding in Piriform Cortex

Alexander Fleischmann - Brown University
Smell The Lizard: Ancestral Molecular Signatures of Olfactory Cortex Neurons


Exploring Cellular and Molecular Dynamics in the Developing Olfactory System

  • Chairs: Paolo Forni - University at Albany and Ron Yu - Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Thelma Chiremba - Stowers University
Molecular and Circuit Logic of Chemosensory Coding in the Vomeronasal System

Pavan Rao - Paul Greer lab Umass
Characterizing Neuronal Connectivity in the Peripheral Olfactory System Using Single Cell RNA Sequencing Approaches

Kevin Monahan - Rutgers University
Mechanisms Controlling Specification of Olfactory Receptor Neuron Subtypes

Sydney Fearnley - McGill
Glomerular Map Formation in the Control of Social Behaviors

Paolo Forni - University at Albany
Protochaderins and Vomeronasal Axon Guidance


Olfaction and Taste: Biomarkers for Health

  • Chairs: Valentina Parma - Monell Chemical Senses Center and Nancy Rawson - Monell Chemical Senses Center

Yanina Pepino - University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Taste and smell dysfunction in Wolfram Syndrome, a Genetic Model for Diabetes and Neurodegenerative Disease

Mirjam van den Brink - Prinses Maxima Centrum
Smell and taste testing in pediatric cancer: when to test and what to do next?

Khushbu Agarwal - NIAAA
Smell Dysfunction in Addiction

Wen Li - Florida State University
Chemosensory Loss in Depression and Anxiety: Neural Mechanisms

Claire Murphy - San Diego State University
Smell in Aging: When to Start Testing for Neurodegeneration?


Structural Biology of Chemosensory Receptors

  • Chair: Hiro Matsunami - Duke University

Chris Tate - MRC, UK
Mechanisms of Ligand Binding and Activation of TAARs and Other G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Tian Hua- iHuman institute / Shanghai Tech, China
Structural Biology Study of Human Bitter Taste Receptors

Vanessa Ruta - Rockefeller University
Structural Insights into Insect Olfactory Receptors

Corey Allard - Harvard University
Molecular Mechanisms of Sensory Adaptation

Hiro Matsunami - Duke University
Structural Basis of Odorant Recognition by a Diverse Mammalian Odorant Receptors


The Brainstem: Transforming Chemosensation to Behavior

  • Chair: Hoojon Lee - Northwestern University

Gyujin Park - Northwestern University
 Central Circuit for Taste-Dependent Salivation

Chen Ran- Scripps
The Coding of Visceral Sensations in the Brain

Bo Li - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
The Role of Area Postrema Neurons in Cancer-Associated Cachexia

Matthew Perkins - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Brainstem Connections of a Taste-Sensitive Amygdalar Cell Type that Controls Ingestion