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Spector

Dr. Alan Spector


Florida State University, 1984

Distinguished Research Professor

   
 
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Dr. Spector is not recruiting a graduate student for Fall of 2022

Research Interests

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



Current Research

  • Assessment of taste function in mice with genetic deletions of taste receptors.
  • Analysis of alterations in taste function and ingestive behavior associated with gastric bypass surgery.
  • Evaluation of taste function following targeted damage in central gustatory structures.
  • Analysis of taste function and feeding following transection and regeneration of gustatory nerves.


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