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
Location: HHSC 517A
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.
- Fall 2017 Master of Science Program application will open December 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Fall 2017 Nutritional and Metabolic Biology PhD program application is now closed and will reopen in fall 2017.