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Elissa Hallem
Assistant Professor, Brain Research Institute, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Member, Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis GPB Home Area, Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Certification Type: Academic Experience

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Office Address: BSRB 290D
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Pena Jennifer M, Carrillo Mayra A, Hallem Elissa A Variation in the susceptibility of Drosophila to different entomopathogenic nematodes.. Infection and Immunity. 2015; 83(3): 1130-8.
Castelletto Michelle L, Gang Spencer S, Okubo Ryo P, Tselikova Anastassia A, Nolan Thomas J, Platzer Edward G, Lok James B, Hallem Elissa A Diverse host-seeking behaviors of skin-penetrating nematodes.. PLoS Pathogens. 2014; 10(8): e1004305.
Carrillo Mayra A, Guillermin Manon L, Rengarajan Sophie, Okubo Ryo P, Hallem Elissa A O2-sensing neurons control CO2 response in C. elegans. J Neurosci. 2013; 33(23): 9675-83.
Chaisson Keely E, Hallem Elissa A Chemosensory behaviors of parasites. Trends Parasitol. 2012; 28(10): 427-436.
Dillman Adler R, Guillermin Manon L, Lee Joon Ha, Kim Brian, Sternberg Paul W, Hallem Elissa A Olfaction shapes host-parasite interactions in parasitic nematodes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012; 109(35): E2324-E2333.
Guillermin Manon L, Castelletto Michelle L, Hallem Elissa A Differentiation of carbon dioxide-sensing neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans requires the ETS-5 transcription factor. Genetics. 2011; 189(4): 1327-39.
Hallem Elissa A, Dillman Adler R, Hong Annie V, Zhang Yuanjun, Yano Jessica M, Demarco Stephanie F, Sternberg Paul W A sensory code for host seeking in parasitic nematodes. Curr Biol. 2011; 21(5): 377-83.
Hallem Elissa A, Spencer W Clay, McWhirter Rebecca D, Zeller Georg, Henz Stefan R, Ratsch Gunnar, Miller David M, Horvitz H Robert, Sternberg Paul W, Ringstad Niels Receptor-type guanylate cyclase is required for carbon dioxide sensation by Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010; 108: 254-259.
Hallem Elissa A, Sternberg Paul W Acute carbon dioxide avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008; 105(23): 8038-43.
Hallem Elissa A, Rengarajan Michelle, Ciche Todd A, Sternberg Paul W Nematodes, bacteria, and flies: a tripartite model for nematode parasitism. Curr Biol. 2007; 17(10): 898-904.
Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R Coding of odors by a receptor repertoire. Cell. 2006; 125(1): 143-60.
Hallem Elissa A, Dahanukar Anupama, Carlson John R Insect odor and taste receptors. Ann Rev Entomol. 2006; 51(1): 113-35.
Dahanukar Anupama, Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R Insect chemoreception. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2005; 15(4): 423-30.
Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R The odor coding system of Drosophila. Trends Genet.. 2004; 20(9): 453-9.
Hallem Elissa A, Ho Michael G, Carlson John R The molecular basis of odor coding in the Drosophila antenna. Cell. 2004; 117(7): 965-79.
Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R The spatial code for odors is changed by conditioning. Neuron. 2004; 42(3): 359-61.
Hallem Elissa A, Nicole Fox A, Zwiebel Laurence J, Carlson John R Olfaction: mosquito receptor for human-sweat odorant. Nature. 2004; 427(6971): 212-3.