About us

The goal of the Lomvardas Lab's research is to understand the molecular mechanisms that give rise to the incredible diversity of cell types that characterize the mammalian nervous system. By studying the olfactory system and the biomolecular mechanisms that regulate olfactory receptor gene choice, we hope to better understand not just the processes that allow us to smell on a molecular level, but the incredible neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the brain more generally. By studying gene regulation, our lab's research could have profound implications throughout the entire nervous system. By understanding how genes are organized, clustered, and activated, we hope to uncover not just how the brain works—but why it sometimes doesn't.

Recent Publication


Dr Marianna Zazhytska is an inspirational scientist, locally famous for the splendid winter fondues she learned to make during her training in Swit

Congratulations to lab alum and recent graduate, Andrew Pruske (CC '23) for his selection to the Ivy League All Star Team

Enjoying fondue and mulled wine in our own winter wonderland!