Peter Mombaerts, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Mombaerts, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone:+49 69 850033-4000


Max Planck Research Unit for Neurogenetics

Peter Mombaerts, Director

In the mouse a repertoire of ~1,100 odorant receptor genes has evolved to detect a very wide variety of chemical structures in the external environment. We are pursuing a genetic approach to understand the mechanisms of odorant receptor gene expression and axonal wiring in the olfactory system. We have discovered a novel and atypical type of chemosensory neuron that does not express odorant receptor genes and appears to have a specialized chemosensory function.
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