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Seong-Bae Greg Suh

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Skirball Institute

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2001 — Univ of Calif, Medical Education

Research Interests

We like the smell of french fries sizzling in a deep fryer when we are hungry, but the smell is not appealing when we are completely sated. This phenomenon, that the valence of food odor is determined by the satiety state is observed in other organisms including fruit flies. Our laboratory uses molecular genetic tools, behavioral assays, and calcium imaging and electrophysiology techniques to study how valence is coded in the fly brain. This study would provide insight not only into the basic neurobiological mechanism, but it could also help to develop new treatments for obesity.

Ionotropic glutamate receptors IR64a and IR8a form a functional odorant receptor complex in vivo in Drosophila
Ai, Minrong; Blais, Steven; Park, Jin-Yong; Min, Soohong; Neubert, Thomas A; Suh, Greg S B
2013-08-27; 0270-6474,Journal of neuroscience - id: 509072, year: 2013 Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Taste-independent nutrient selection is mediated by a brain-specific Na(+)/solute co-transporter in Drosophila
Dus, Monica; Ai, Minrong; Suh, Greg S B
2013-05-06; 1097-6256,Nature neuroscience - id: 316002, year: 2013 Journal Article

Neural mechanisms of alarm pheromone signaling
Enjin, Anders; Suh, Greg Seong-Bae
2013-03-12; 1016-8478,Molecules & cells - id: 231892, year: 2013 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Dedicated olfactory neurons mediating attraction behavior to ammonia and amines in Drosophila
Min, Soohong; Ai, Minrong; Shin, Seul A; Suh, Greg S B
2013-04-08; 0027-8424,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) - id: 271352, year: 2013 Journal Article

Taste-independent detection of the caloric content of sugar in Drosophila
Dus, Monica; Min, Soohong; Keene, Alex C; Lee, Ga Young; Suh, Greg S B
2012-02-05; 1091-6490,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) - id: 135261, year: 2011