Theresa Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Theresa A. Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
PO Box 70582
Stanton-Gerber Hall (VA 178)
Johnson City,TN 37614
Office: B212 Lab: A238
BS, Biology, magna cum laude, Tufts University
PhD, Physiological Psychology, Harvard University
NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship, Neurophysiology, University of Washington
Assistant Reseasrch Professor, Department of Oral Biology, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU
Associate Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU
1. Neurobiology of sensory systems
2. Functional neuroanatomy
3. Medical Neuroscience
Regeneration of peripheral taste receptor cells and its neural regulation
Taste epithelium stem cells
Central pathways for taste and feeding regulation (obesity and anorexia)
RDC Major Grant
P.I.: Theresa A. Harrison, Ph.D.
Title: Lgr5-expressing Cells in Taste Papillae: Role in Adult Taste Cell Regeneration
Dates: 07/01/13 - 06/30/2014
Direct Costs: $10,000
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Principal Investigator: Rebecca A. Pyles
Co-I: Theresa A. Harrison, NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Title: “Undergraduate Research in Integrative Developmental Biology”,
Candice Rai, Class of 2016, ETSU
AJ Slepian, Class of 2016, Lewis and Clark College
Harrison, T.A., Smith Adams, L.B., Moore, P.D., Perna, M.K., Sword, J.D.and Defoe, D. M.. Accelerated turnover of taste bud cells in mice deficient for the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1.BMC Neuroscience 2011, 12:34
Harrison. T.A., Perry, K.M., and Hoover, D.B. (2005) Regional cardiac ganglia projections in the guinea pig heart studied by postmortem DiI tracing. Anatomical Record Part A: Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular and Evolutionary Biology. 285A:758-770.
Hua, F., Harrison, T.A., Qin, C., Reifsteck,A., Ricketts, B., Carnel, C. and Williams, C.A. (2004) cFos expression in the rat brainstem and spinal cord in response to activation of cardiac ischemic-sensitive afferent fibers. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 287:H2728-38.
Harrison, T.A., Hoover, D. B., and King, M. S. (2004) Distinct regional distributions of NK1 and NK3 neurokinin receptor immunoreactivity in rat brainstem gustatory centers. Brain Res. Bull., 63:7-17.
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