Spector Lab

There are potential DIS opportunities for motivated students who want to get involved in NIH-funded research on the neural bases of the sense of taste as well as the neural and physiological mechanisms guiding food intake and choice in rodent models. Strong background in biology preferred. We expect students to commit to at least 2 (if not more) semesters. Students will attend lab meetings and help lab personnel with experiments. The degree of complexity of responsibilities will evolve as a function of demonstrated competence. If interested, contact Dr. Spector for an assessment of fit and availability.

Faculty Mentor(s)
Research Area

Neural basis of gustation, animal psychophysics, sensory processes, regulation of ingestive behavior, taste preferences and aversions.