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April 2024

  • Big news!

      Jack Finlay successfully defended his thesis, “Mechanisms of Olfactory Pathobiology – Post-Viral Damage and Neoplasia”.

Cheers to Jack as he returns to medical school, to pursue a surgeon-scientist career in otolaryngology!


February 2024

  • New R01 funding for the lab from National Institute on Aging to explore changes in the peripheral olfactory system in Alzheimer’s Disease. Great collaboration with the Duke/UNC ADRC.

November 2023

  • Tiffany Ko’s paper on roles for PRC2 in olfactory basal cells is out:
  • Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 regulates basal cell fate during adult olfactory neurogenesis. Stem Cell Reports. 2023 Nov 14 18(11):2283-2296, PMID: 37832538 

July 2023

  • Sarah Kim, MD, PhD joined the lab. Sarah is an otolaryngology resident on our R25-funded 7-year research track. She has chosen to spend her immersive 2-year research block in the lab, focusing on aspects on post-viral olfactory loss.

April 2022

  • Congratulations to Rupali on her new baby! Welcome Shreyas Gupta Muddasani!

March 2022

  • Allison Oliva matched at University of Miami for Otolaryngology residency!

February 2022

  • Congratulations! Teddy Llinas for great score on your MCAT
  • Tiffany Ko joined the lab as PhD rotation student.

January 2022

December 2021

  • Lab party before the semester ends.

September 2021

  • European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO), Cascais, Portugal.   Symposium (co-chair) – Regeneration of Olfactory and Taste Cells, “Adult olfactory neurogenesis: of mice and men”, Cascais, Portugal, September 16, 2021.

July 2021

  • Allison Oliva, entered 4th year of Medical School
  • Teddy Llinas, joined the lab as an undergraduate independent research student

May 2021

  • Bishoy Hana, joined the lab as an undergraduate research student
  • Sama Elmahdy, joined the lab as an undergraduate research student

April 2021

  • AChemS 42nd Annual Meeting, (virtual) April 19, 2021.  Addressing smell loss: from a Clinical Olfactory Research Center to ongoing translational research efforts. Symposium: Max Mozell: the work lives on.

March 2021

  • Rupali Gupta, Ph.D. joined the lab as a Sr. Postdoctoral Research Associate.
  • Khalil Issa, MD matched for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency at Duke