Date of Defense



Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Christine Byrd, Biological Sciences

Second Advisor

John Spitsbergen, Biological Sciences


zebra fish


Different neuronal subtypes have distinctive morphologies. This study examines one cell type, the mitral cells, in the olfactory bulb of adult zebrafish. The morphology and location of mitral cells in the zebrafish brain are not understood; this information is crucial for future studies on the olfactory bulb of this fish. The initial step of this project, therefore, is to characterize the location of the mitral cell axons. Once the projections of the mitral cell axons are determined, it will be possible to retrogradely label the mitral cell bodies and study their structure.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only