Chunbo Zhang, Ph.D.
Research & Accomplishments
Recently, we utilized our expertise in neurobiology and developmental biology to study the development of the olfactory system in lake sturgeon. Our work received various support from multiple parties in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Fishery Trust provided financial support. We are also interested in extending our previous work with lake trout to provide scientific data for the lake trout rehabilitation program in the Great Lakes.
Zhang C and Hara TJ. 2009. Lake char (Salvelinus namaycush) olfactory neurons are highly sensitive and specific to bile acids. J. Comp. Physiol. A 195:203-215.
Salcedo E, Zhang C, Kronberg E and Restrepo D. 2005. Analysis of training-induced changes in ethyl acetate odor maps using a new computational tool to map the glomerular layer of the olfactory bulb. Chem. Senses 30: 615-626.
Zhang C and Restrepo D. 2003. Heterogeneous expression of connexin 36 in the olfactory epithelium and glomerular layer of the olfactory bulb. J. Comp. Neurol. 459:426-439.
Zhang C and Restrepo D. 2002. Expression of connexin 45 in the olfactory system. Brain Res. 929:37-47.
Zhang C, Brown SB and Hara TJ. 2001. Biochemical and physiological evidence that bile acids produced and released by lake char (Salvelinus namaycush) function as chemical signals. J. Comp. Physiol. B 171:161-171
Zhang C, Finger TE and Restrepo D. 2000. Mature olfactory receptor neurons express connexin 43. J. Comp. Neurol. 426:1-12.