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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2012