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Stephen D RoperPh.D., , B.S., Ph.D.

General Information

Stephen D RoperPh.D., , B.S., Ph.D.


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  • English


  • Course Director, NEU 761 "Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience"
  • Professor, Otolaryngology (secondary appointment)
  • Professor, Physiology & Biophysics (primary appointment)

Research Interests

Contact info:

  • sroper@med.miami.edu
  • Dr. Stephen Roper, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Miller School of Medicine Rm 4065, 1600 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1015, USA
  • 1-(305) 243-2857


Selected Recent publications: 

Dvoryanchikov G, Hernandez D, Roebber JK, Hill DL, Roper SD, Chaudhari N. (2017) Transcriptomes and neurotransmitter profiles of classes of gustatory and somatosensory neurons in the geniculate ganglion. Nat Commun. 8(1):760. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01095-1. PMID: 28970527 

Roper SD, Chaudhari N. (2017) Taste buds: cells, signals and synapses. Nat Rev Neurosci. 18(8):485-497. doi: 10.1038/nrn.2017.68. PMID: 28655883

Wu A, Dvoryanchikov G, Pereira E, Chaudhari N, Roper SD (2015) Breadth of tuning in taste afferent neurons varies with stimulus strength Nat Commun. Sep 16;6:8171.  PMID:  26373451

Roper SD (2015)  The taste of table salt. Pflugers Arch. Mar;467(3):457-63. PMID: 25559847

Dando R, Pereira E, Kurian M, Barro-Soria R, Chaudhari N, Roper SD (2015)  A permeability barrier surrounds taste buds in lingual epithelia. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 308(1):C21-32.  PMID: 25209263

Roper SD (2014) TRPs in taste and chemesthesis. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 223:827-71.  PMID:  24961971


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1970-1973 Postdoctoral with Stephen Kuffler
Harvard Medical School
1970 Ph.D.
University College London, University of London
1967 B.S.
Harvard College