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Genevieve Bell


Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center

Laboratory of

Dr. Michael Tordoff


Ph.D., Neuroscience; Florida State University

Research Summary

My research interest involve understanding the underlying mechanisms in which diet-induced changes in the gut influence taste preference and overall appetite. More specifically, I will examine how specialty diets (high-salt, high-fat, etc.) alter gut physiology and microbiota to impact taste bud physiology. To answer these questions, I will be taking advantage of the behavioral techniques of my laboratory, while also expanding my knowledge of cellular and molecular techniques, using an ex-vivo model system, organoid cell culture, in conjunction with the laboratory of Dr. Peihua Jiang.


Gut-brain connection, taste, appetite, nutrition, microbial endocrinology, cell culture, organoids, neuroscience

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

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

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