Susan Travers, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Dentistry Oral Biology Section


Current Research Description

Research in my lab investigates how the central nervous system processes sensory signals arising from the mouth. The oral cavity is richly innervated and supplies the organism with information critical to regulating eating and drinking. Our focus is the sense of taste, but we also study oral tactile and thermal sensations because all these modalities interact to give rise to the complex experience of flavor.

Areas of Expertise
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • PhD: University of Wyoming
  • Postdoctoral Training: Rockefeller University

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