John R Carlson

Eugene Higgins Prof of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program


Research Interests

Drosophila, olfaction, taste, Anopheles, mosquito more...


  • AB, Harvard College,
  • Ph.D., Stanford University,

Selected Publications

  • Koh, T.-W., He, Z., Gorur-Shandilya, S., Menuz, K., Larter, N., Stewart, S., and Carlson, J. (2014) The Drosophila IR20a clade of ionotropic receptors are candidate taste and pheromone receptors, Neuron 83, 850-865.
  • Su, C.-Y., Menuz, K., Reisert, J. and Carlson, J. (2012) Non-synaptic inhibition between grouped neurons in an olfactory circuit, Nature 492, 66-71.
  • Carlson, J. and Carey, A. (2011) Scent of a Human, Scientific American 305, 76-79.



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