Alan J. Nighorn, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Neuroscience - GIDP
Department Head, Neuroscience
University Distinguished Professor
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 1993 (Ph.D.)
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurosc
Selected Publications: 

Boyle M, Nighorn A, Thomas JB. Drosophila Eph receptor guides specific axon branches of mushroom body neurons. Development. 133(9):1845-54, 2006.

Mammen A, Simpson PJ, Nighorn A, Imanishi Y, Palczewski K, Ronnett GV, Moon C. Hippocalcin in the olfactory epithelium: a mediator of second messenger signaling. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 322(4):1131-9, 2004.

Collmann C, Carlsson MA, Hansson BS, Nighorn A. Odorant-evoked nitric oxide signals in the antennal lobe of Manduca sexta. J Neurosci. 24(27):6070-7, 2004.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Shahan Fernando (MSRP 2004): "Eph/Ephrin signalling in the development of insect ORNs."

Christine Pham (MSRP 2009): "Eph-Ephrin Interactions in tAxonal Sorting of an Insect Primary Olfactory Pathway."

Wednesday, March 7, 2018