Florida State University
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Genevieve Bell

Graduate Student
Biological Science
KIN 3004


Knock out (KO) of the voltage gated potassium channel, Kv1.3, produces mice that are resistant to weight gain when placed on a high-fat diet and the mice are considered to be Super-Smellers┬Ł. My research involves uncovering the link between olfactory ability and metabolic behaviors through manipulation of the Kv1.3 channel. Specifically, can I replicate the unique behavioral phenotype found in Kv1.3 KO mice in the wild-type strain by blocking channel conductance?
Recent Publications
Thiebaud N, Johnson MC, Butler JL, Bell GA, Ferguson KL, Fadool AR, Fadool JC, Gale AM, Gale DS, Fadool DA, Hyperlipidemic diet causes loss of olfactory sensory neurons, reduces olfactory discrimination, and disrupts odor-reversal learning, J Neurosci, 2014 PubMed
McHenry JA, Bell GA, Parrish BP, Hull EM, Dopamine D1 receptors and phosphorylation of dopamine- and cyclic AMP-regulated phosphoprotein-32 in the medial preoptic area are involved in experience-induced enhancement of male sexual behavior in rats, Behav Neurosci, 2012 PubMed

Faculty Advisor

Debra Ann Fadool, Biological Science

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