Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Paul Feinstein

Second Advisor

Patricia Rockwell

Academic Program Adviser

Olorunseun Ogunwobi


How expression of odorant receptors affects the maturation of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) is not known. In a time course experiment, we show that wild type OSNs mature significantly more than those expressing Neomorphic mutant receptors. We conclude that functional receptors are critical to the differentiation and survival of OSNs.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.