Leslie M. Kay

Olfaction, Olfactory Pathway, Neural Oscillations, Olfactory Behavior, Olfactory Bulb, Hippocampus, Learning and Memory, Computational modeling, Behavioral Electrophysiology
  • Caltech, Pasadena, CA, Postdoc Biology, Computational Neuroscience 6/2000
  • UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, PhD Biophysics 11/1995
  • St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM, BA Liberal Arts (Philosophy & Mathematics) 5/1983
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. Sheriff A, Pandolfi G, Nguyen VS, Kay LM. Long-Range Respiratory and Theta Oscillation Networks Depend on Spatial Sensory Context. J Neurosci. 2021 12 01; 41(48):9957-9970. View in: PubMed

  2. Iravani B, Arshamian A, Lundqvist M, Kay LM, Wilson DA, Lundström JN. Odor identity can be extracted from the reciprocal connectivity between olfactory bulb and piriform cortex in humans. Neuroimage. 2021 08 15; 237:118130. View in: PubMed

  3. He R, Dukes TC, Kay LM. Transfer of Odor Perception From the Retronasal to the Orthonasal Pathway. Chem Senses. 2021 01 01; 46. View in: PubMed

  4. Heck DH, Kozma R, Kay LM. The rhythm of memory: how breathing shapes memory function. J Neurophysiol. 2019 08 01; 122(2):563-571. View in: PubMed

  5. Kay LM. The Physiological Foresight in Freeman's Work: Predictions and Verifications. J Conscious Stud. 2018; 25(1-2):50-63. View in: PubMed

  6. Kay LM. How brains create the world: The dynamical legacy of Walter J Freeman in olfactory system physiology. Chaos Complex Lett. 2017; 11(1):41-47. View in: PubMed

  7. Osinski BL, Kim A, Xiao W, Mehta NM, Kay LM. Pharmacological manipulation of the olfactory bulb modulates beta oscillations: testing model predictions. J Neurophysiol. 2018 09 01; 120(3):1090-1106. View in: PubMed

  8. Frederick DE, Brown A, Tacopina S, Mehta N, Vujovic M, Brim E, Amina T, Fixsen B, Kay LM. Task-Dependent Behavioral Dynamics Make the Case for Temporal Integration in Multiple Strategies during Odor Processing. J Neurosci. 2017 04 19; 37(16):4416-4426. View in: PubMed

  9. Frederick DE, Brown A, Brim E, Mehta N, Vujovic M, Kay LM. Gamma and Beta Oscillations Define a Sequence of Neurocognitive Modes Present in Odor Processing. J Neurosci. 2016 07 20; 36(29):7750-67. View in: PubMed

  10. Osinski BL, Kay LM. Granule cell excitability regulates gamma and beta oscillations in a model of the olfactory bulb dendrodendritic microcircuit. J Neurophysiol. 2016 08 01; 116(2):522-39. View in: PubMed

  11. Prendergast BJ, Cable EJ, Stevenson TJ, Onishi KG, Zucker I, Kay LM. Circadian Disruption Alters the Effects of Lipopolysaccharide Treatment on Circadian and Ultradian Locomotor Activity and Body Temperature Rhythms of Female Siberian Hamsters. J Biol Rhythms. 2015 Dec; 30(6):543-56. View in: PubMed

  12. Kay LM. Olfactory system oscillations across phyla. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015 Apr; 31:141-7. View in: PubMed

  13. Rojas-Líbano D, Frederick DE, Egaña JI, Kay LM. The olfactory bulb theta rhythm follows all frequencies of diaphragmatic respiration in the freely behaving rat. Front Behav Neurosci. 2014; 8:214. View in: PubMed

  14. Rojas-Líbano D, Kay LM. Interplay between sniffing and odorant sorptive properties in the rat. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31; 32(44):15577-89. View in: PubMed

  15. Frederick DE, Rojas-Líbano D, Scott M, Kay LM. Rat behavior in go/no-go and two-alternative choice odor discrimination: differences and similarities. Behav Neurosci. 2011 Aug; 125(4):588-603. View in: PubMed

  16. Kay LM, Lazzara P. How global are olfactory bulb oscillations? J Neurophysiol. 2010 Sep; 104(3):1768-73. View in: PubMed

  17. Kay LM, Beshel J. A beta oscillation network in the rat olfactory system during a 2-alternative choice odor discrimination task. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Aug; 104(2):829-39. View in: PubMed

  18. Gourévitch B, Kay LM, Martin C. Directional coupling from the olfactory bulb to the hippocampus during a go/no-go odor discrimination task. J Neurophysiol. 2010 May; 103(5):2633-41. View in: PubMed

  19. Brea JN, Kay LM, Kopell NJ. Biophysical model for gamma rhythms in the olfactory bulb via subthreshold oscillations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 22; 106(51):21954-9. View in: PubMed

  20. Prendergast BJ, Galang J, Kay LM, Pyter LM. Influence of the olfactory bulbs on blood leukocytes and behavioral responses to infection in Siberian hamsters. Brain Res. 2009 May 01; 1268:48-57. View in: PubMed

  21. Frederick DE, Barlas L, Ievins A, Kay LM. A critical test of the overlap hypothesis for odor mixture perception. Behav Neurosci. 2009 Apr; 123(2):430-7. View in: PubMed

  22. Kay LM, Beshel J, Brea J, Martin C, Rojas-Líbano D, Kopell N. Olfactory oscillations: the what, how and what for. Trends Neurosci. 2009 Apr; 32(4):207-14. View in: PubMed

  23. Prendergast BJ, Pyter LM, Galang J, Kay LM. Reproductive responses to photoperiod persist in olfactory bulbectomized Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Behav Brain Res. 2009 Mar 02; 198(1):159-64. View in: PubMed

  24. Rojas-Líbano D, Kay LM. Olfactory system gamma oscillations: the physiological dissection of a cognitive neural system. Cogn Neurodyn. 2008 Sep; 2(3):179-94. View in: PubMed

  25. Grossman KJ, Mallik AK, Ross J, Kay LM, Issa NP. Glomerular activation patterns and the perception of odor mixtures. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 May; 27(10):2676-85. View in: PubMed

  26. Prendergast BJ, Kay LM. Affective and adrenocorticotrophic responses to photoperiod in Wistar rats. J Neuroendocrinol. 2008 Feb; 20(2):261-7. View in: PubMed

  27. Martin C, Beshel J, Kay LM. An olfacto-hippocampal network is dynamically involved in odor-discrimination learning. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Oct; 98(4):2196-205. View in: PubMed

  28. Beshel J, Kopell N, Kay LM. Olfactory bulb gamma oscillations are enhanced with task demands. J Neurosci. 2007 Aug 01; 27(31):8358-65. View in: PubMed

  29. Lowry CA, Kay LM. Chemical factors determine olfactory system beta oscillations in waking rats. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Jul; 98(1):394-404. View in: PubMed

  30. Kay LM, Sherman SM. An argument for an olfactory thalamus. Trends Neurosci. 2007 Feb; 30(2):47-53. View in: PubMed

  31. Kay LM. Theta oscillations and sensorimotor performance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Mar 08; 102(10):3863-8. View in: PubMed

  32. Kay LM, Lowry CA, Jacobs HA. Receptor contributions to configural and elemental odor mixture perception. Behav Neurosci. 2003 Oct; 117(5):1108-14. View in: PubMed

  33. Nusser Z, Kay LM, Laurent G, Homanics GE, Mody I. Disruption of GABA(A) receptors on GABAergic interneurons leads to increased oscillatory power in the olfactory bulb network. J Neurophysiol. 2001 Dec; 86(6):2823-33. View in: PubMed

  34. Kay LM, Laurent G. Odor- and context-dependent modulation of mitral cell activity in behaving rats. Nat Neurosci. 1999 Nov; 2(11):1003-9. View in: PubMed

  35. Kay LM, Freeman WJ. Bidirectional processing in the olfactory-limbic axis during olfactory behavior. Behav Neurosci. 1998 Jun; 112(3):541-53. View in: PubMed

  36. Kay LM, Lancaster LR, Freeman WJ. Reafference and attractors in the olfactory system during odor recognition. Int J Neural Syst. 1996 Sep; 7(4):489-95. View in: PubMed