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Research interests in Dr. Lamb's Fish Brain Lab -

Research projects in my lab are designed to investigate the organization of gustatory systems in the brain, particularly in fish species which are specialized for taste sensitivity.  Some of these species include catfish, goldfish, zebrafish, goatfish, and various suckers. I have undergraduate students working on anatomy and behavior projects at BHSU, and I work collaboratively with scientists at the University of Utah and at Kagoshima University in Japan. 

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Dr. Sadao Kiyohara's lab group in Kagoshima, Japan

Published Papers:

 

Kirino, M., T. Ikenaga, J. Tsukahara,  C.F. Lamb, and S. Kiyohara (2006)  Primary Taste Center in the goatfish of genus Parupeneus.  Fisheries Science 72(3):461-468.

Lamb, C. and S. Kiyohara (2005)  Development of the vagal taste system of goldfish. Chemical Senses (Supplement 1): i58-i59.

Lamb, C.F. (2001) Gustation and Feeding Behaviour. In: Food Intake in Fish (Ed. by Dominic Houlihan, Thierry Boujard, and Malcolm Jobling), Blackwell Science Publishing, Oxford, UK. pp. 108-130.

Valentincic, T., C.F. Lamb, and J. Caprio (1999)  Expression of a reflex biting/snapping response to amino acids prior to first exogenous feeding in salmonid alevins. Physiology and Behavior 67(4):567-72.

Kiyohara, S., S. Yamashita, C.F. Lamb, and T.E. Finger (1999)  Distribution of trigeminal fibers in the primary facial gustatory center of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus . Brain Research 841(1-2):93-100;

Lamb, C.F. and T.E. Finger (1996)  Axonal projection patterns of neurons in the secondary gustatory nucleus of channel catfish.  J. Comp. Neurol. 365:585-593.

Lamb, C.F. and T.E. Finger (1995)  Gustatory control of feeding behavior in goldfish.  Physiol. Behav. 57(3):483-488.

Lamb, C.F. and J. Caprio (1993)  Diencephalic gustatory connections in the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.  J. Comp. Neurol. 337:400-418.

Lamb, C.F. and J. Caprio (1993)  Taste and tactile responsiveness of neurons in the posterior diencephalon of the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.  J. Comp. Neurol. 337:419-430.

Lamb, C.F. and J. Caprio (1992)  Convergence of oral and extraoral information in the superior secondary gustatory nucleus of the channel catfish.  Brain Res. 588:201-211.

Lamb, C.F. IV (1991)  Functional Morphology of Gustatory Centers in the Brain of the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University.

Lamb, C.F. IV (1986)  Tactile and Taste Responses in the Superior Secondary Gustatory Nucleus of the Catfish.  M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.

    

  

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International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste meeting in Kyoto

(with Yuzo Ninomiya, Tak Marui, Shuitsu Harada, and Takashi Yamamoto)

  

 

Published Symposia:

 

Lamb, C.F.  (2004)  Development of the vagal taste system of goldfish. International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste XIV. Kyoto, Japan.

Kirino, M., S. Kiyohara, and C.F. Lamb  (2004)  Projections of primary taste centers in the brainstem of goatfish.  International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste XIV. Kyoto, Japan.

Steinle, N. and C.F. Lamb (2000) Vagal lobe organization in the brains of catostomid fishes. Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 64(2):32.

Steinle, N., M. Sulzbach, B. Theeler, and C.F. Lamb (1999)  Vagal lobe structure in different species of catostomid fishes. In E.F. Knapp (ed): Proc. S. D. Acad. Sci., Univ. South Dakota Press, Vermillion, SD, 78:253.

Lamb, C.F. and T.E. Finger (1994)  Determination of palatability in goldfish.  In K. Kurihara, N. Suzuki, and H. Ogawa (eds): Olfaction and Taste XI, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, p. 753.

Lamb, C.F. and J. Caprio (1989)  Posterior diencephalic connections of the gustatory gustatory system in the catfish.    In K.B. Doving (ed): Proc. 10th International Symp. on Olf. and Taste, p. 326.

Marui, T., C.F. Lamb IV, and Y. Kasahara (1987)  Anatomical and electrophysiological studies of the superior secondary gustatory nucleus in the pons of the sea catfish, Plotosus lineatus.  In T. Sato (ed): Proc. 21st Jap. Symp. on Taste and Smell, pp. 111-114.

Lamb, C.F. IV and J. Caprio (1987) Tactile and taste responses in the superior secondary gustatory nucleus of the catfish.  In S. Roper and J. Atema (eds): Olfaction and Taste IX., Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci 510: 440-443.

Lamb, C.F. IV, T. Marui, and Y. Kasahara (1986) Functional and anatomical investigation of the superior secondary gustatory nucleus of the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus lineatus (=anguillaris).  In T. Shibuya and S. Saito (eds): Proc. 20th Jap. Symp. on Taste and Smell, pp. 191-194.

    

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Michelle Sulzbach and Amanda Vaughn presenting their research at the state Capitol Rotunda

 

Abstracts:

 

Locati, J., M. Nehl, and C.F. Lamb  (2004)  Primary gustatory centers in the zebrafish brain.  South Dakota Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Chamberlain, SD.

Vaughn, A., J. Locati, G. Williams, and C.F. Lamb  (2004)  Development of the vagal lobe of goldfish.  South Dakota Undergraduate Research Poster Session at the Capitol. Pierre, SD.

Steinle, N. and C.F. Lamb (2000) Vagal lobe organization in the brains of catostomid fishes. BHSU Research Symposium abstracts.

Steinle, N. and C.F. Lamb (2000) Comparative vagal lobe structure in catostomid fishes.  Proceedings of the SD Chapter of the American Fisheries Society abstracts.

Sulzbach, M., N. Steinle, B. Theeler, and C.F.Lamb (1999) Cytoarchitecture of the vagal lobe in the brains of different catostomid fishes.  BHSU Research Symposium abstracts.

Immel, A.J. and C.F. Lamb (1999) Water Quality of Spearfish Creek.  BHSU Day at the State Capitol.

Lamb, C.F. (1994)  Development of the goldfish vagal lobe (abstr. #117.5). Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 20(1):258.

Lamb, C.F. (1994)  Development of the vagal gustatory system in the goldfish (AChemS XVI abstr. #156).  Chem. Senses 19(5):502.

Lamb, C.F. and T.E. Finger (1993)  Intraoral food discrimination in goldfish (AChemS XV abstr. #166). Chem.  Senses 18(5): 585.

Lamb, C.F. and T.E. Finger (1992)  Intracellular labeling of neurons in the secondary gustatory nucleus of the channel catfish (AChemS XIV abstr. #159).  Chem. Senses 17(5): 656.

Lamb, C.F. IV and J. Caprio (1990)  Posterior diencephalic connections of the gustatory system of the catfish (AChemS XII abstr. #135).  Chem. Senses 15(5): 604-605.

Marui, T., C.F. Lamb IV, and Y. Kasahara (1988)  Anatomical and electrophysiological studies of the superior secondary gustatory nucleus in the pons of the sea catfish, Plotosus lineatus (JASTS 21 abstracts).  Chem. Senses 13(2): 319.

Lamb, C.F. IV, T. Marui, and Y. Kasahara (1987)  Functional and anatomical investigation of the superior secondary gustatory nucleus of the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus lineatus (=anguillaris) (JASTS 20 abstracts). Chem. Senses 12(3): 521-522.

Lamb, C.F. IV, T. Marui, and Y. Kasahara (1987)  Anatomical and electrophysiological investigation of the superior secondary gustatory nucleus of the Japanese sea catfish (abstr. #388.9). Abst. Soc. Neurosci. 13(2): 1406.

Lamb C.F. IV and J. Caprio (1987)  Tactile and taste responses in the superior secondary gustatory nucleus of the catfish (ISOT X / AChemS VIII abstr. #110).  Chem. Senses 11(4): 628.

Lamb, C.F. IV, J. Dudek, H. Thompson, and J. Caprio (1984)  Amiloride does not suppress taste and olfactory responses to amino acids in the catfish (abstr. #79). AChemS VI abstracts.

 

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             "Johnny Catfish"                                               John Caprio and Mike MIchel in Kagoshima