D. Matthew Wachowiak, PhD

Research Interests

  • Brain Imaging


Lab Website


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Neurobiology & Anatomy - Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-587-9694
  • SMBB
    Neurobiology and Anatomy
    36 S. Wasatch Dr, Room: 4543
    Salt Lake City, UT

Email: matt.wachowiak@utah.edu

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Fellowship Marine Biological Laboratory
Kuffler and MBL Associates Fellowships
Fellowship Marine Biological Laboratory
Klingenstein Fellowship
Doctoral Training University of Florida
Department of Neuroscience
Fellowship Marine Biological Laboratory
Grass Foundation Fellowship in Neurophysiology
Fellowship University of Florida
Presidential Fellowship
Fellowship National Science Foundation
Predoctoral Fellow
Undergraduate Duke University
Major: Zoology, with certificate in Neuroscience

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Short SM, Wachowiak M (2019). Temporal Dynamics of Inhalation-Linked Activity across Defined Subpopulations of Mouse Olfactory Bulb Neurons Imaged In Vivo. eNeuro, 6(3).
  2. Burton SD, Wipfel M, Guo M, Eiting TP, Wachowiak M (2020). A Novel Olfactometer for Efficient and Flexible Odorant Delivery. Chem Senses, 44(3), 173-188.
  3. Eiting TP, Wachowiak M (2018). Artificial Inhalation Protocol in Adult Mice. Bio Protoc, 8(18).
  4. Daz-Quesada M, Youngstrom IA, Tsuno Y, Hansen KR, Economo MN, Wachowiak M (2018). Inhalation Frequency Controls Reformatting of Mitral/Tufted Cell Odor Representations in the Olfactory Bulb. J Neurosci, 38(9), 2189-2206.
  5. Liu S, Shao Z, Puche A, Wachowiak M, Rothermel M, Shipley MT (2015). Muscarinic receptors modulate dendrodendritic inhibitory synapses to sculpt glomerular output. J Neurosci, 35(14), 5680-92.
  6. Cheung MC, Jang W, Schwob JE, Wachowiak M (2014). Functional recovery of odor representations in regenerated sensory inputs to the olfactory bulb. Front Neural Circuits, 7, 207.
  7. Rothermel M, Brunert D, Zabawa C, Daz-Quesada M, Wachowiak M (2013). Transgene expression in target-defined neuron populations mediated by retrograde infection with adeno-associated viral vectors. J Neurosci, 33(38), 15195-206.
  8. Wachowiak M, Economo MN, Daz-Quesada M, Brunert D, Wesson DW, White JA, Rothermel M (2013). Optical dissection of odor information processing in vivo using GCaMPs expressed in specified cell types of the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci, 33(12), 5285-300.
  9. Cenier T, McGann JP, Tsuno Y, Verhagen JV, Wachowiak M (2013). Testing the sorption hypothesis in olfaction: A limited role for sniff strength in shaping primary odor representations during behavior. J Neurosci, 33(1), 79-92.
  10. Wachowiak M (2011). All in a sniff: olfaction as a model for active sensing. Neuron, 71(6), 962-73.
  11. Carey RC, Wachowiak M (2011). Effect of sniffing on the temporal structure of mitral/tufted cell output from the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci (in press). J Neurosci, 31, 10615-26.
  12. Carey RM, Verhagen JV, Wesson DW, Pirez N, Wachowiak M (2009). Temporal structure of receptor neuron input to the olfactory bulb imaged in behaving rats. J Neurophysiol, 101(2), 1073-88.
  13. Wesson DW, Carey RM, Verhagen JV, Wachowiak M (2008). Rapid encoding and perception of novel odors in the rat. PLoS Biol, 6(4), e82.
  14. Verhagen JV, Wesson DW, Netoff TI, White JA, Wachowiak M (2007). Sniffing controls an adaptive filter of sensory input to the olfactory bulb. Nat Neurosci, 10(5), 631-9.
  15. Spors H, Wachowiak M, Cohen LB, Friedrich RW (2006). Temporal dynamics and latency patterns of receptor neuron input to the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci, 26(4), 1247-59.


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