Karen Menuz

Assistant professor


Menuz Laboratory


Ph. D. University of California, San Francisco

Research Interests:

Our lab studies the mechanisms supporting robust responses to odors in the insect olfactory system. Currently, we are interested in how the molecular and cellular environment surrounding olfactory neurons influences their activity, and ultimately odor-driven behaviors. We take advantage of the tremendous number of genetic tools available in the fruit fly Drosophila in order to identify conserved molecules and mechanisms that likely have a similar role in insect vectors of human disease.

Positions Available:

We are currently seeking highly motivated graduate students and postdocswho are interested in olfaction, sensory neuroscience, and cellular and molecular physiology.

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-3017
Office LocationTLS 119