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Aurelie Vandenbeuch, PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Research Lab

Chemosensory Transduction Laboratory


12700 E. 19th Avenue
Mail Stop 8606
Aurora, CO, 80045
Phone: 303-724-4292






(2006) PhD in Biology, University of Paris Denis Diderot, France
(2002) Master, Food science, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Agro-alimentaires, France

Post Doctoral Education

(2006-2010) Sue C. Kinnamon, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Denver

(2008) Polak Young Investigator award in Chemosensory research

Vandenbeuch A, Zorec R, Kinnamon SC. Capacitance measurements of regulated exocytosis in mouse taste cells. J Neurosci. 2010, 3; 30(44):14695-701.

Vandenbeuch A, Tizzano M, Anderson CB, Stone LM, Goldberg D, Kinnamon SC. Evidence for a role of glutamate as an efferent transmitter in taste buds. BMC Neurosci. 2010 Jun 21;11:77.

Tizzano M, Gulbransen BD, Vandenbeuch A, Clapp TR, Herman JP, Sibhatu HM, Churchill ME, Silver WL, Kinnamon SC, Finger TE. Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 16;107(7):3210-5.

Kinnamon SC, Vandenbeuch A. Receptors and transduction of umami taste stimuli. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul;1170:55-9.

Vandenbeuch A, Kinnamon SC. Why do taste cells generate action potentials? J Biol. 2009;8(4):42.

Clapp TR, Trubey KR, Vandenbeuch A, Stone LM, Margolskee RF, Chaudhari N, Kinnamon SC. Tonic activity of Galpha-gustducin regulates taste cell responsivity. FEBS Lett. 2008 Nov 12;582(27):3783-7.

Vandenbeuch A, Clapp TR, Kinnamon SC. Amiloride-sensitive channels in type I fungiform taste cells in mouse. BMC Neurosci. 2008 Jan 2;9:1.

Vandenbeuch A, Pillias AM, Faurion A. Modulation of taste peripheral signal through interpapillar inhibition in hamsters. Neurosci Lett. 2004 Mar 25;358(2):137-41.

Research Lab

Chemosensory Transduction Laboratory

Research focus

Physiology of the taste system, taste cell communication

Society for Neurosciences (SFN)
Association for Chemical Senses (AChemS)
European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO)