Amrein, Hubert individual record
Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Research
overview

My broad research interests are concerned with the sensory perception of the external chemical world. The central questions investigated in our laboratory are concerned with how animals detect and discriminate among the thousands of different chemical signals that "flood" the olfactory and taste organs. Our laboratory uses Drosophila as a model to study these problems because the Drosophilachemosensory systems are structurally and functionally very similar to those of mammals, yet they are smaller and somewhat less complex, which makes them excellent models to investigate the molecular and neural basis of olfaction and taste.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles41
  • Mishra, D., Thorne, N., Miyamoto, C., Jagge, C., & Amrein, H (2018). The taste of ribonucleosides: Novel macronutrients essential for larval growth are sensed by Drosophila gustatory receptor proteins.. PLoS Biol. 16(8), e2005570-e2005570.
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  • Ahn, J., Chen, Y., & Amrein, H (2017). Molecular basis of fatty acid taste in Drosophila.. Elife. 6, e30115.
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  • Fujii, S., Emery, P., & Amrein, H (2017). SIK3-HDAC4 signaling regulates Drosophila circadian male sex drive rhythm via modulating the DN1 clock neurons.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(32), E6669-E6677.
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  • Miyamoto, T., & Amrein, H (2017). Gluconeogenesis: An ancient biochemical pathway with a new twist.. Fly (Austin). 11(3), 218-223.
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Chapters1
  • Amrein, H (2016). Mechanism of Taste Perception in Drosophila. Chemosensory Transduction. 245-269. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers10
  • Ahn, J., Mishra, D., Jagge, C., Miyamoto, C., & Amrein, H (2019). The taste of RNA in insects. CHEMICAL SENSES. 44(7), E119-E120.
  • Simcock, N. K., Miriyala, A., Wright, G. A., & Amrein, H (2019). The sugar taste of honeybees. CHEMICAL SENSES. 44(3), E15-E15.
  • Amrein, H., Mishra, D., Thorne, N., Miyamoto, C., & Jagge, C (2019). The taste of ribonucleosides: Novel macronutrients essential for larval growth are sensed by Drosophila gustatory receptor proteins. CHEMICAL SENSES. 44(3), E8-E9.
  • Amrein, H., & Miyamoto, T (2018). Neuronal gluconeogenesis regulates systemic glucose homeostasis. CHEMICAL SENSES. 43(3), E6-E6.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
amrein@tamu.edu
First Name
Hubert
Last Name
Amrein
mailing address
Molecular And Cellular Medicine; College of Medicine; 1348 MREB 2
Bryan, TX 77807
USA