Wesson laboratory

at the University of Florida

Wesson lab publications


In 't Zandt EE, Cansler HL, Denson HB, & Wesson DW. Centrifugal Innervation of the Olfactory Bulb: A Reappraisal. eNeuro.  2019. Feb 7;6(1). pii. *equal contributing authors.

Carlson KS, Gadziola MA, Dauster ES, & Wesson DW. Selective attention controls olfactory decisions and the neural encoding of odors. Current Biology.  2018. Jul 23; 28(14): 2195-2205.

White KA, Zhang Y-F, Zhang Z, Bhattarai JP, Moberly AH, in 't Zandt E, Mi H, Jia X, Fuccillo M, Xu F, Ma M, & Wesson DW. A cortical pathway modulates sensory input into the olfactory striatum. Uploaded to BioRxiv preprint server prior to peer-review: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/16/235291

Jagetia S*, Milton A*, Stetzik L*, Liu S, Pai K, Arakawa K, Mandairon N, & Wesson DW.  Inter- and intra-mouse variability in odor preferences revealed in an olfactory multiple choice test. Behavioral Neuroscience 132(2), 66-98.  *equal contributing authors.

Carlson KS*, Whitney MS*, Gadziola MA, Deneris ES, & Wesson DW. Preservation of essential odor-guided behaviors and odor-based reversal learning after targeting adult brain serotonin synthesis. eNeuro. 2016. *equal contributing authors.

Gadziola MA, & Wesson DW. The neural representation of goal-directed actions and outcomes in the ventral striatum's olfactory tubercle. Journal of Neuroscience. 2016; 36(2), 548-560. *featured in "This Week in The Journal".

Kimball BA, Wilson DA, Wesson DW. Alterations of the volatile metabolome in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Scientific Reports. 2016; 6(19495).

Xia CZ, Adjei SA, Wesson DW. The coding of odor stimulus features among secondary olfactory structures. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2015; 114:1, 736-45.

Gadziola MA, Tylicki K, Christian D, Wesson DW. The olfactory tubercle encodes odor valence in behaving mice. Journal of Neuroscience. 2015; 35: 4515-4527.

Adjei, S. & Wesson DW. Laminar and spatial localization of the islands of Calleja in mice. Neuroscience. 2015; 287: 137-43.

Carlson KS, Dillione M, Wesson DW. Odor- and State-dependent olfactory tubercle local field potential dynamics in awake rats. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2014; 111:2109-23.

FitzGerald, B, Richardson, K, Wesson DW. Olfactory tubercle stimulation alters odor preference behavior and recruits forebrain reward and motivational centers. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 2014; 8.

Carlson KS*, Xia CZ*, Wesson DW. Encoding and representation of intranasal CO2 in the mouse olfactory cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 2013; 33: 13873-81. *equal contributing authors.PDF

Adjei, S., Houck, A., Ma, L.L., & Wesson DW. Age-dependent alterations in the number, volume, and localization of islands of Calleja within the olfactory tubercle. Neurobiology of Aging. 2013 34(11): 2676-82. PDF

Wesson DW. Sniffing communicates social hierarchy. Current Biology. 2013; 23: 575-580. PDF

*accompanied with commentaries: "Animal Communication: Sniffing is about more than just smell" by Bennett Galef. "Social cognition in the rodent: nothing to be sniffed at" by Rennie, Moita, & Mainen.


Rey N, Wesson, DW, Brundin, P. (2018) The olfactory bulb at the entry site for prion-like propagation in neurodegenerative diseases. Neurobiology of Disease; 109 (Pt B): 226-248.
Xiong A, Wesson, DW. (2016) An illustrated review of the ventral striatum's olfactory tubercle. Chemical Senses; 41(7): 549-55.
Wesson DW. (2014) A Breath of New Life into Human Social Cognition. Chemical Senses; 39(4): 273-5.
Wesson DW. Olfaction in rodents in natural and semi-natural habitats. (2015) Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation; 3rd Ed. Editor: R.L. Doty.
Wesson DW, Nixon RA, Levy E, & Wilson DA. (2011) Mechanisms of Neural and Behavioral Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. Molecular Neurobiology; 43(3): 163-79. PDF.
Wesson DW & Wilson DA. (2011) Sniffing out the contributions of the olfactory tubercle to the sense of smell: hedonics, multisensory integration, and more? Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews; 35: 655-668. PDF.
Wilson DA, Chapuis J, & Wesson DW. (2010) Olfaction. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (Chinchester, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).

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