DIBS Faculty Network

Member Spotlight:

Hiroaki Matsunami

Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Professor of Neurobiology

We are interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying chemosensation (taste and smell) in mammals. The receptors that detect odorants, pheromones, and many tastants including bitter and sweet chemicals are G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), which typically have seven transmembrane domains. Read More

John Pearson

My research focuses on the application of machine learning methods to the analysis of brain data and behavior. I have a special interest in the neurobiology of reward and decision-making, particularly issues surrounding foraging, impulsivity, and self-control. Read More

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