PEOPLE IN THE LAB
Hello! As a member of Dr. Johan Lundström’s Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab, I am involved in investigations of olfactory processing in the human brain using a variety of testing methods, from psychophysical and psychophysiological methods to neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI). Before arriving at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, I graduated from Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI) with a B.A. in Biology and Biopsychology and spent two years at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Mind and Biology (IMB). In Dr. Martha McClintock’s lab at the IMB, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Jason Yee on studies addressing the contribution of environmental stressors to the drastic difference in breast cancer incidence between African-American women and those of Northern European descent. In a rat model, we assessed the effects of stress on social behavior, lifespan, and mammary tumor development using behavioral assessments, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, and necropsy. Looking ahead, I hope to combine these experiences with animal models and my growing knowledge of human chemosensory function in pursuit of a graduate degree in neuroscience and chemosensation.
Boesveldt, S., Frasnelli, J., Gordon, A. R., and Lundström, J. N. (2010). The fish is bad: Negative food odors elicit faster and more accurate reactions than other odors. Biological Psychology. 84(2), 313-7.
Lundström, J. N., Gordon, A. R., Albrecht, J., Alden, E. C., and Boesveldt, S. (2010). Methods for building an inexpensive computer-controlled olfactometer for temporally precise behavioral experiments. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 83, 1-23.
Freiherr, J., Boesveldt, S., Gordon, A. R., Alden, E. C., Hernandez, M., and Lundström, J. N. (2011). The 40-item Monell Extended Sniffin' Sticks Identification Test (MONEX-40). Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 205(1),10-16.
Lundström, J. N., Gordon, A.R., Wise, P., and Frasnelli, J. (2012) Individual differences in the chemical senses: is there a common sensitivity? Chemical Senses. 37(4) 371-8.
Mitro, S., Gordon, A.R., Olsson, M.J., and Lundström, J.N. (2012). The smell of age: perception and discrimination of body odors of different ages. PLoS ONE. 7(5): e38110.