Florida State University
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Genevieve Bell

Graduate Student
Biological Science
KIN 3004


Have you ever noticed when you are hungry and looking for something to eat, you can smell the freshly salted fries of McDonalds before seeing the golden arches? That is because our sense of smell, olfaction, is intimately linked with metabolic state and feeding behavior. The olfactory bulb contains many peripheral metabolic and hormonal factors that modulate olfactory ability with changes in nutritional status. Thus, many feeding-related peptides are known to modulate olfaction. The central theme of my research involves understanding how excess energy substrates can perturb the operation of the brain to effect behavior of the organism.
Recent Publications
Bell GA, Fadool DA, Awake, long-term intranasal insulin treatment does not affect object memory, odor discrimination, or reversal learning in mice, Physiol Behav, 2017 PubMed
McCarthy DM, Bell GA, Cannon EN, Mueller KA, Huizenga MN, Sadri-Vakili G, Fadool DA, Bhide PG, Reversal learning deficits associated with increased frontal cortical brain-derived neurotrophic factor tyrosine kinase B signaling in a prenatal cocaine exposure mouse model, Dev Neurosci, 2016 PubMed
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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