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Leslie M. Kay

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSocial Sciences Division, Psychology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Caltech, Pasadena, CAPostdoc6/2000Biology, Computational Neuroscience
    UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CAPhD11/1995Biophysics
    St. John's College, Santa Fe, NMBA5/1983Liberal Arts (Philosophy & Mathematics)

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    HR0011-18-2-0024     (KAY, LESLIE M)Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 17, 2022
    Context-dependent reconfiguration of an intelligent neural system
    Role: Principle Investigator

    R01DC014367     (KAY, LESLIE M)Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2021
    CRCNS: Dynamical mechanisms of oscillation transitions in the olfactory system
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DC007995     (KAY, LESLIE M)Aug 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2010
    CRCNS-Multiple olfactory gamma oscillations: roles in sensation and attention
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Li H, Lee C, Kay LM. Testing effects of trigeminal stimulation on binary odor mixture quality in rats. Front Neurosci. 2023; 17:1059741. PMID: 36960175; PMCID: PMC10027748.
    2. Riggle JP, Kay LM, Onishi KG, Falk DT, Smarr BL, Zucker I, Prendergast BJ. Modified Wavelet Analyses Permit Quantification of Dynamic Interactions Between Ultradian and Circadian Rhythms. J Biol Rhythms. 2022 Dec; 37(6):631-654. PMID: 36380564.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    3. Kay LM. COVID-19 and olfactory dysfunction: a looming wave of dementia? J Neurophysiol. 2022 08 01; 128(2):436-444. PMID: 35894511; PMCID: PMC9377782.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Sheriff A, Pandolfi G, Nguyen VS, Kay LM. Long-Range Respiratory and Theta Oscillation Networks Depend on Spatial Sensory Context. J Neurosci. 2021 12 01; 41(48):9957-9970. PMID: 34667070; PMCID: PMC8638692.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    5. Iravani B, Arshamian A, Lundqvist M, Kay LM, Wilson DA, Lundström JN. Odor identity can be extracted from the reciprocal connectivity between olfactory bulb and piriform cortex in humans. Neuroimage. 2021 08 15; 237:118130. PMID: 33951509.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. He R, Dukes TC, Kay LM. Transfer of Odor Perception From the Retronasal to the Orthonasal Pathway. Chem Senses. 2021 01 01; 46. PMID: 33196792; PMCID: PMC7909302.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    7. Heck DH, Kozma R, Kay LM. The rhythm of memory: how breathing shapes memory function. J Neurophysiol. 2019 08 01; 122(2):563-571. PMID: 31215344; PMCID: PMC6734396.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    8. Osinski BL, Kim A, Xiao W, Mehta NM, Kay LM. Pharmacological manipulation of the olfactory bulb modulates beta oscillations: testing model predictions. J Neurophysiol. 2018 09 01; 120(3):1090-1106. PMID: 29847235; PMCID: PMC6171064.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Kay LM. The Physiological Foresight in Freeman's Work: Predictions and Verifications. J Conscious Stud. 2018; 25(1-2):50-63. PMID: 30740028; PMCID: PMC6364850.
      Citations: 1     
    10. Frederick DE, Brown A, Tacopina S, Mehta N, Vujovic M, Brim E, Amina T, Fixsen B, Kay LM. Task-Dependent Behavioral Dynamics Make the Case for Temporal Integration in Multiple Strategies during Odor Processing. J Neurosci. 2017 04 19; 37(16):4416-4426. PMID: 28336570; PMCID: PMC5413182.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    11. Kay LM. How brains create the world: The dynamical legacy of Walter J Freeman in olfactory system physiology. Chaos Complex Lett. 2017; 11(1):41-47. PMID: 30686946; PMCID: PMC6344053.
    12. Frederick DE, Brown A, Brim E, Mehta N, Vujovic M, Kay LM. Gamma and Beta Oscillations Define a Sequence of Neurocognitive Modes Present in Odor Processing. J Neurosci. 2016 07 20; 36(29):7750-67. PMID: 27445151; PMCID: PMC4951578.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Osinski BL, Kay LM. Granule cell excitability regulates gamma and beta oscillations in a model of the olfactory bulb dendrodendritic microcircuit. J Neurophysiol. 2016 08 01; 116(2):522-39. PMID: 27121582; PMCID: PMC4978795.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Prendergast BJ, Cable EJ, Stevenson TJ, Onishi KG, Zucker I, Kay LM. Circadian Disruption Alters the Effects of Lipopolysaccharide Treatment on Circadian and Ultradian Locomotor Activity and Body Temperature Rhythms of Female Siberian Hamsters. J Biol Rhythms. 2015 Dec; 30(6):543-56. PMID: 26566981; PMCID: PMC4900458.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    15. Kay LM. Olfactory system oscillations across phyla. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015 Apr; 31:141-7. PMID: 25460070; PMCID: PMC4374988.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Frederick DE, Kay LM, Rojas-Líbano D, Egaña JI. The olfactory bulb theta rhythm follows all frequencies of diaphragmatic respiration in the freely behaving rat. Front Behav Neurosci. 2014; 8:214. PMID: 24966821; PMCID: PMC4053074.
      Citations: 58     
    17. Kay LM, Rojas-Líbano D. Interplay between sniffing and odorant sorptive properties in the rat. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31; 32(44):15577-89. PMID: 23115193; PMCID: PMC3495330.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    18. Frederick DE, Scott M, Kay LM, Rojas-Líbano D. Rat behavior in go/no-go and two-alternative choice odor discrimination: differences and similarities. Behav Neurosci. 2011 Aug; 125(4):588-603. PMID: 21787042; PMCID: PMC3144557.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    19. Kay LM, Lazzara P. How global are olfactory bulb oscillations? J Neurophysiol. 2010 Sep; 104(3):1768-73. PMID: 20660428; PMCID: PMC2944684.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    20. Kay LM, Beshel J. A beta oscillation network in the rat olfactory system during a 2-alternative choice odor discrimination task. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Aug; 104(2):829-39. PMID: 20538778; PMCID: PMC2934938.
      Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    21. Kay LM, Martin C, Gourévitch B. Directional coupling from the olfactory bulb to the hippocampus during a go/no-go odor discrimination task. J Neurophysiol. 2010 May; 103(5):2633-41. PMID: 20164392; PMCID: PMC2867565.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    22. Brea JN, Kay LM, Kopell NJ. Biophysical model for gamma rhythms in the olfactory bulb via subthreshold oscillations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 22; 106(51):21954-9. PMID: 19996171; PMCID: PMC2799880.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    23. Frederick DE, Barlas L, Ievins A, Kay LM. A critical test of the overlap hypothesis for odor mixture perception. Behav Neurosci. 2009 Apr; 123(2):430-7. PMID: 19331465.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    24. Kay LM, Beshel J, Brea J, Martin C, Kopell N, Rojas-Líbano D. Olfactory oscillations: the what, how and what for. Trends Neurosci. 2009 Apr; 32(4):207-14. PMID: 19243843; PMCID: PMC3389991.
      Citations: 141     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    25. Prendergast BJ, Galang J, Kay LM, Pyter LM. Influence of the olfactory bulbs on blood leukocytes and behavioral responses to infection in Siberian hamsters. Brain Res. 2009 May 01; 1268:48-57. PMID: 19368847; PMCID: PMC3749255.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Prendergast BJ, Pyter LM, Galang J, Kay LM. Reproductive responses to photoperiod persist in olfactory bulbectomized Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Behav Brain Res. 2009 Mar 02; 198(1):159-64. PMID: 19027041; PMCID: PMC2661624.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    27. Kay LM, Rojas-Líbano D. Olfactory system gamma oscillations: the physiological dissection of a cognitive neural system. Cogn Neurodyn. 2008 Sep; 2(3):179-94. PMID: 19003484; PMCID: PMC2518753.
      Citations: 49     
    28. Grossman KJ, Mallik AK, Ross J, Kay LM, Issa NP. Glomerular activation patterns and the perception of odor mixtures. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 May; 27(10):2676-85. PMID: 18445053.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Prendergast BJ, Kay LM. Affective and adrenocorticotrophic responses to photoperiod in Wistar rats. J Neuroendocrinol. 2008 Feb; 20(2):261-7. PMID: 18047552.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    30. Martin C, Beshel J, Kay LM. An olfacto-hippocampal network is dynamically involved in odor-discrimination learning. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Oct; 98(4):2196-205. PMID: 17699692.
      Citations: 92     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    31. Beshel J, Kopell N, Kay LM. Olfactory bulb gamma oscillations are enhanced with task demands. J Neurosci. 2007 Aug 01; 27(31):8358-65. PMID: 17670982; PMCID: PMC6673062.
      Citations: 107     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    32. Lowry CA, Kay LM. Chemical factors determine olfactory system beta oscillations in waking rats. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Jul; 98(1):394-404. PMID: 17442770.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    33. Kay LM, Sherman SM. An argument for an olfactory thalamus. Trends Neurosci. 2007 Feb; 30(2):47-53. PMID: 17161473.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    34. Kay LM. Theta oscillations and sensorimotor performance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Mar 08; 102(10):3863-8. PMID: 15738424; PMCID: PMC553293.
      Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    35. Kay LM, Lowry CA, Jacobs HA. Receptor contributions to configural and elemental odor mixture perception. Behav Neurosci. 2003 Oct; 117(5):1108-14. PMID: 14570560.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    36. Nusser Z, Kay LM, Laurent G, Homanics GE, Mody I. Disruption of GABA(A) receptors on GABAergic interneurons leads to increased oscillatory power in the olfactory bulb network. J Neurophysiol. 2001 Dec; 86(6):2823-33. PMID: 11731539.
      Citations: 100     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    37. Kay LM, Laurent G. Odor- and context-dependent modulation of mitral cell activity in behaving rats. Nat Neurosci. 1999 Nov; 2(11):1003-9. PMID: 10526340.
      Citations: 149     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    38. Kay LM, Freeman WJ. Bidirectional processing in the olfactory-limbic axis during olfactory behavior. Behav Neurosci. 1998 Jun; 112(3):541-53. PMID: 9676972.
      Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    39. Kay LM, Lancaster LR, Freeman WJ. Reafference and attractors in the olfactory system during odor recognition. Int J Neural Syst. 1996 Sep; 7(4):489-95. PMID: 8968840.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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