Zelano, Christina, PhD



Zelano, Christina, PhD


Assistant Professor



Office Phone

(312) 503-4437




Ward 13-007, 303 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL.



Areas of Research

Biological Rhythms, Brain Imaging (FMRI etc.), Cognition&Language, Electrophysiology, Neurobiology of Disease, Sensory Systems

Recent Publications on PubMed


Current Research

Current Research

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Selected Publications

Selected Publications

1: Jiang H, Schuele S, Rosenow J, Zelano C, Parvizi J, Tao JX, Wu S, Gottfried
JA. Theta Oscillations Rapidly Convey Odor-Specific Content in Human Piriform
Cortex. Neuron. 2017 Apr 5;94(1):207-219.e4.

2: Zelano C, Jiang H, Zhou G, Arora N, Schuele S, Rosenow J, Gottfried JA. Nasal
Respiration Entrains Human Limbic Oscillations and Modulates Cognitive Function.
J Neurosci. 2016 Dec 7;36(49):12448-12467.

3: Jin J, Zelano C, Gottfried JA, Mohanty A. Human Amygdala Represents the
Complete Spectrum of Subjective Valence. J Neurosci. 2015 Nov 11;35(45):15145-56.
doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2450-15.2015.

4: Hauner KK, Howard JD, Zelano C, Gottfried JA. Stimulus-specific enhancement of
fear extinction during slow-wave sleep. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Nov;16(11):1553-5.
doi: 10.1038/nn.3527. Epub 2013 Sep 22.

5: Zelano C, Gottfried JA. A taste of what to expect: top-down modulation of
neural coding in rodent gustatory cortex. Neuron. 2012 Apr 26;74(2):217-9.

6: Gottfried JA, Zelano C. The value of identity: olfactory notes on
orbitofrontal cortex function. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Dec;1239:138-48.

7: Zelano C, Mohanty A, Gottfried JA. Olfactory predictive codes and stimulus
templates in piriform cortex. Neuron. 2011 Oct 6;72(1):178-87.

8: Veldhuizen MG, Albrecht J, Zelano C, Boesveldt S, Breslin P, Lundström JN.
Identification of human gustatory cortex by activation likelihood estimation. Hum
Brain Mapp. 2011 Dec;32(12):2256-66.

9: Zelano C, Montag J, Khan R, Sobel N. A specialized odor memory buffer in
primary olfactory cortex. PLoS One. 2009;4(3):e4965.

10: Zelano C, Montag J, Johnson B, Khan R, Sobel N. Dissociated representations
of irritation and valence in human primary olfactory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2007

11: Zelano C, Sobel N. Humans as an animal model for systems-level organization
of olfaction. Neuron. 2005 Nov 3;48(3):431-54. Review.

12: Zelano C, Bensafi M, Porter J, Mainland J, Johnson B, Bremner E, Telles C,
Khan R, Sobel N. Attentional modulation in human primary olfactory cortex. Nat
Neurosci. 2005 Jan;8(1):114-20. Epub 2004 Dec 19.

13: Bensafi M, Porter J, Pouliot S, Mainland J, Johnson B, Zelano C, Young N,
Bremner E, Aframian D, Khan R, Sobel N. Olfactomotor activity during imagery
mimics that during perception. Nat Neurosci. 2003 Nov;6(11):1142-4.

14: Rothwell WF, Zhang CX, Zelano C, Hsieh TS, Sullivan W. The Drosophila
centrosomal protein Nuf is required for recruiting Dah, a membrane associated
protein, to furrows in the early embryo. J Cell Sci. 1999 Sep;112