McGannLab

Welcome to the McGann Laboratory

Welcome to the McGann Laboratory at Rutgers University. We study the olfactory system (the sense of smell) to explore how our brains understand the world around us and how they adapt to new environments and experiences.

LAB NEWS

4.10.2013

Our paper investigating the effects of odor exposure on the physiology of olfactory sensory neurons was published in today's issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Congratulations to Marley Kass, the lead author!

1.25.2013

Our recent paper on the effects of olfactory deprivation on the physiology of olfactory sensory neurons was featured on the cover of this month's Chemical Senses. Congratulations to Marley Kass, the lead author.

1.20.2013

We are already planning for this Fall's Flavor and Fragrance Symposium at Rutgers. It is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, and all are welcome.

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RESEARCH AREAS

Imaging Neural Representations of Odors

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Using genetically engineered mice, we can look through a window implanted in the skull and watch neurons in the brain's olfactory bulb light up in characteristic patterns as the animal smells different odors.

Neural Processing of Odor Signals

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Sensory input to the brain from the nose is strongly modulated by brain circuitry that "adjusts the volume" on each kind of receptor neuron independently. We study how that circuit works and how its operations affect the perceived quality of the odor.

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LAB MEMBERS

John P. McGann, PhD

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Assistant Professor


Lindsey Czarnecki, M.S.

PhD Student
Rutgers Psychology




Marley Kass, M.S.

PhD Student
Rutgers Psychology


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AFFILIATIONS

Funding

Our research has been generously funded by:

Departmental Affiliations

Professional Societies