John Carlson (biologist)

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John R. Carlson is an American biologist and professor. He currently holds the Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University.[1]


The Carlson lab studies insect chemosensation using the model organism Drosophila.[2] Significant contributions to the field include a study that identified ligands for most of the Drosophila Olfactory Receptor (Or) repertoire[3] and a similar study that characterized the Or repertoire of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito.[4] Carlson lab research has also been featured in Scientific American.[5]


Carlson earned his A.B. at Harvard University in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982.[6][7]


Carlson is a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[8] and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[9] Carlson was awarded the 2011 Genetics Society of America Medal.[10] He is also a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.[7]


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  2. ^ "Chemosensory Perception in Insects". 
  3. ^ Hallem, Elissa; Carlson, John (April 2006). "Coding of Odors by a Receptor Repertoire". Cell. 125 (1): 143–160. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.01.050. PMID 16615896. 
  4. ^ Carey, Alison; Wang G; Su CY; Zwiebel LJ; Carlson JR. (March 4, 2010). "Odorant reception in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae". Nature. 464 (7285): 66–71. doi:10.1038/nature08834. PMC 2833235Freely accessible. PMID 20130575. 
  5. ^ Carlson, John; Alison Carey (July 2011). "Scent of a Human: The Battle against Mosquitoes". Scientific American. 305 (1): 76–79. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0711-76. PMID 21717963. 
  6. ^ "John Carlson". 
  7. ^ a b "John Carlson - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". 
  8. ^ "May 1, 2012: NAS Members and Foreign Associates Elected". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 5/2/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ "New 2012 Academy Members by Alphabetical Index" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5/2/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ Anholt, Robert (April 2011). "The 2011 Genetics Society of America Medal: John Carlson". Genetics. 187 (4): 991. doi:10.1534/genetics.111.127845. Retrieved 5/2/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)