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Faculty Directory » Thomas A. Schoenfeld


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2020
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 334
Phone: 978.665.4024

Courses Taught:

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


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:

Clancy, A. et al. (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, pp. 183-210.

Clancy, A. et al. (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, pp. 211-241.

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

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

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

Knott, T. K. & Schoenfeld, T. A. (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, pp. 269-285.

Professional Affiliations:

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