Dr. Linda Buck, a neurobiologist who specializes in how mammals sense taste and odors, will join the Basic Sciences Division next month.
A faculty member at Harvard Medical School since 1991, Buck identified a family of genes that form the receptors that allow organisms to sense odors. Her research attempts to understand how different chemicals are detected and how the brain processes such sensory information.
Buck is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the recipient of the Unilever Science Award, the Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy Science for Art Prize, the R. H. Wright Award in olfactory research and the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for work in basic medical research.
Her lab will be on the Weintraub Building third floor.