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Chunbo Zhang

Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Science
Illinois Institute of Technology

zhangc@iit.edu

 

Research Interests:

Using multidisciplinary approaches to understand important questions in the organization and transduction mechanisms of the olfactory system is our long-term research goal. In recent years, we have focused on the role of gap junctions in coordination and modulation of neuronal activity during olfactory sensation. We use molecular biology, transgenics, immunohistochemistry, biophysics and animal behaviour approaches to study the consequence of gap junction deficiencies in the olfactory system in mouse models. Our data suggest that gap junctional coupling may constitute an important mechanism in maintaining olfactory sensitivity. We are also exploring the functional role of gap junctions in the organization and the formation of the olfactory system during organogenesis. Our studies will provide insights to fundamental questions in the olfactory system.

Further information on Chunbo Zhang's research.

2013 Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering
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