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Faculty Directory » Thomas A. Schoenfeld

Biology/Chemistry

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am - 10:30am

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 334
Phone: (978) 665-4024
Email: tschoenf@fitchburgstate.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/falcons.fitchburgstate.edu/schoenfeld/

Courses Taught:

Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture and Laboratory) (BIOL 1200)
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture and Laboratory) (BIOL 1300)
Animal Physiology (Lecture and Laboratory) (BIOL 4700)
Neuroscience (BIOL 2650)

Education:

Postdoctoral, University of Florida School of Medicine (Neuroscience)
Ph.D., Rutgers University (Psychobiology)
M.S., Rutgers University (Psychobiology)
B.A., Lawrence University (Psychology)

Research Interests:

The terrestrial vertebrate nose as a gas chromatograph
Persistent birth and long-term survival of new olfactory receptor neurons
Interpreting public science

Current Projects:

Three Dimensional computer mapping of the rodent nose
Categorizing odorants by their chromatographic properties
Dissecting public science blog

Representative Publications:

Schoenfeld, T. A., & Cleland, T.A. (2006). "Anatomical contributions to odorant sampling and representation in rodents: Zoning in on sniffing behavior." Chemical Senses, 31, 131-144.

Schoenfeld, T. A., & Cleland, T. (2005). "The anatomical logic of smell." Trends in Neurosciences, 28, 620-627.

Schoenfeld, T. A., & Knott, T. K. (2004) "Evidence for the disproportionate mapping of olfactory airspace onto the main olfactory bulb of the hamster." Journal of Comparative Neurology, 476, 186-201.

Schoenfeld, T. A., & Knott, T. K. (2002). "NADPH diaphorase activity in olfactory receptor neurons and their axons conforms to a rhinotopically-distinct dorsal zone of the hamster nasal cavity and main olfactory bulb." Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 24, 269-285.

Clancy, A., Schoenfeld, T. A., Forbes, W., & Macrides, F. (1994). "The spatial organization of the peripheral olfactory system of the hamster: Part II: Receptor surfaces and odorant passageways within the nasal cavity." Brain Research Bulletin, 34. 211-241.

Schoenfeld, T. A., Clancy, A., Forbes, W., & Macrides, F. (1994). "The spatial organization of the peripheral olfactory system of the hamster: Part I: Receptor neuron projections to the main olfactory bulb." Brain Research Bulletin, 34, 183-210.

Professional Affiliations:

AChemS - Association for Chemoreception Sciences
NYAS - New York Academy of Sciences