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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2012