The Institute Of Human Nutrition

print image     Email this page

Faculty and Staff

Nutritional and Metabolic Doctoral Training Faculty

Charles S. Zuker, Ph.D.


Professor, Columbia University, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics & Neuroscience,
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Phone: 212-305-7819
Fax: 212-342-5747
Location: HHSC 517A


Research Interests

Charles Zuker's laboratory is using a combined molecular, genetic, and physiological approach to study signal processing, information transfer, and coding mechanisms in sensory systems.

Recent Publications - Pubmed

Chen X, Gabitto M, Peng Y, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (2011). A Gustotopic Map of Taste Qualities in the Mammalian Brain. Science 333: 1262-1266.

Ofstad TA, Zuker CS, Reiser MB (2011). Visual place learning in Drosophila melanogaster. Nature 474: 204-207.

Gallio M, Ofstad TA, Macpherson LJ, Wang JW, Zuker CS (2011). The coding of temperature in the Drosophila brain. Cell 144: 614-624.

Chandrashekar J, Kuhn C, Oka Y, Yarmolinsky DA, Hummler E, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (2010). The cells and peripheral representation of sodium taste in mice. Nature 464: 297-301.

bottom bar

Contact Us

630 West 168th Street, PH1512
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-4808