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Weihong Lin


Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Bldg, Room 211
Postdoc, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2003)
Postdoc, Colorado State University (2000)
Ph D, Colorado State University (1999)
MS, Zhongshan University (1988)
BS, Zhongshan University (1982)
Research Interests

Our lab research is focused on understanding the neurobiological aspects of chemical sensory systems in the nose, specifically mechanisms of sensory detection and functional maintenance. We use transgenic and genetically modified animals and multiple experimental approaches, including intracellular calcium imaging, electrophysiological recordings, immunolabeling, molecular analyses, and behavioral assays in our study. We hope to provide knowledge about: 1) sensory detection of certain chemical substances, such as flavors and other constituents in electronic cigarettes; 2) modulatory networks that adaptively maintain olfactory functions; and 3) environmental exposure-induced sensory dysfunction and associated behavioral deficits.

Teaching Interests

BIOL 451/651: Neurobiology
BIOL 303: Cell Biology
BIOL 490/690: Chemical Communication and Brain Disorders
BIOL 305: Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOL 499 or 499H: Undergrad Research experience
BIOL 499L: Undergrad Lab Research
BIOL 396: Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship

Intellectual Contributions

Suppl_1 vol. 22 S35-S-44 Nicotine & Tobacco Research

The Conversation

vol. 434 171-190 Neuroscience

The Conversation

10 vol. 19 2939 International Journal of Molecular Sciences

71 vol. 12 doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.0007 Front. Cell. Neurosci.

vol. 4 (3) ENEURO.0135-17.2017 eNeuro Frontier in Neuroanatomy

vol. 11 10 Frontiers in neuroanatomy

TRP channels in sensory transduction 111-125 Springer International Publishing

doi: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00336 Frontiers Cellular Neurosciences

vol. 15 13 doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-15-13 BMC neuroscience

78 doi: 10.3791/50538. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE

84 vol. 7 doi: 10.3389/fncel.2013.00084 Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

Image was selected for Cover page vol. 213 161-78 Neurosci

vol. 206(2) 165-75 J Neurosci Methods

vol. 106(3) 1274-87 J Neurophysiol

vol. 5(7) 11924 PLoS One

vol. 31 1108-16 Eur J Neurosci

vol. 9(1) 114 BMC Neurosci

Selected as News Topics by the American Physiological Society, and by NIH vol. 99(3) 1451-60 J Neurophysiol

vol. 330(1) 17-28 Cell Tissue Res

vol. 104(7) 2471-6 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA

vol. 29 604-9 Trends in Neuroscience

vol. 46 47-56 Hormones and behavior

vol. 24 3703-10 J Neurosci

vol. 92 2909-19 J Neurophysiol

First two authors contributed equally to the work vol. 89(3) 1434-9 J Neurophysiol

vol. 88(1) 133-41 J. Neurophysiol

vol. 8 360-5 Biological Signals and Receptors

vol. 405(3) 406-20 J Comp Neurol

vol. 82 2061-69 J Neurophysiol

vol. 855 407-11 Ann N Y Acad Sci

vol. 164(1) 91-101 J Membrane Biol

vol. 17(24) 9634-41 J Neuroscience

The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, 2nd Edition Academic Press