Rodrigo Pacifico

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Many species are critically dependent on olfaction for survival. In the main olfactory system of mammals, odours are detected by sensory neurons that express a large repertoire of canonical odorant receptors and a much smaller repertoire of trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs). Odours are encoded in a combinatorial fashion across glomeruli in the main(More)
The repertoire of approximately 1200 odorant receptors (ORs) is mapped onto the array of approximately 1800 glomeruli in the mouse olfactory bulb (OB). The spatial organization of this array is influenced by the ORs. Here we show that glomerular mapping to broad domains in the dorsal OB is determined by two types of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs), which(More)
The mammalian main olfactory pathway detects volatile chemicals using two families of G-protein-coupled receptors: a large repertoire of canonical odorant receptors and a much smaller set of trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs). The TAARs are evolutionarily conserved in vertebrates, including humans, suggesting an indispensible role in olfaction.(More)
Olfactory stimuli are detected by over 1,000 odorant receptors in mice, with each receptor being mapped to specific glomeruli in the olfactory bulb. The trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs) are a small family of evolutionarily conserved olfactory receptors whose contribution to olfaction remains enigmatic. Here, we show that a majority of the TAARs are(More)
Research Assistant Professor, Genetics and Neurodevelopment, The Rockefeller University, 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow/Res. Associate, Developmental Biology and Neurogenetics, The Rockefeller University, 2004 Ph.D., Integrated program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University College of Physicians(More)
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