Return to list Stephen D. Liberles, PhD

Investigator

Stephen D. Liberles, PhD

Title

Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Department

Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Address

Harvard Medical School

Department of Cell Biology
240 Longwood Avenue
Seeley Mudd Building, Room 529
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Phone

617-432-7283

Email

Stephen_Liberles@hms.harvard.edu

URL

https://liberles.med.harvard.edu/

Biography

The molecular mechanisms by which the brain generates complex behaviors remain poorly defined. Our five basic external senses- touch, taste, vision, hearing, and smell- and our internal senses that ensure bodily homeostasis are the principal drivers of mammalian behavior.  Dr. Liberles identified novel families of mammalian olfactory receptors, some of which are prime candidates to regulate behavior. He also is studying neural circuits that control various physiological drives, such as feeding behavior.

Research
R01 DC013289