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Barbara Zielinski

Job Title: Associate Professor
Employer: University of Windsor
Place of Birth: Reading, England
High School attended: St. Mary's High School, Kitchener, Ont.
Further Education: University of Waterloo (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of Manitoba (Ph.D.).

Brief synopsis of current research:
Current research investigates the function and development of the olfactory pathway in fish. I am particularly interested in the acquisition of odor memory, that is, how fish learn to identify the odour of home streams and nursery habitats. Studies include the modulation of the olfactory pathway by serotonergic non-olfactory neurons, the neuroprotective activity of glutathione and the regulation of axonal outgrowth.



Recent Publications:

Zielinski B.S., Moretti, N., Hua, H., Zaidi, A. Bissaillon, A.2000 Serotonergic neurons in the olfactory pathway of the larval sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus J. Comp. Neurol. In Press

Hua, H.N. Zaidi AU, Zielinski BS 2000 Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase-like Immunoreactivity Throughout the Life Cycle of the Sea Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus. Can J Zool (in press).

Zaidi, A.U., Kafitz, K.W., Greer, C.A. and B.S. Zielinski, 1998. The expression of tenascin-C along the lamprey olfactory pathway during embryonic development and following axotomy-induced replacement of the olfactory receptor neurons. Dev. Brain Research 109: 157-158.

Starcevic S.L. and B.S. Zielinski. 1997. Glutathione and glutathione S-transferase in the rainbow trout olfactory mucosa during retrograde degeneration and regeneration of the olfactory nerve. Experimental Neurology (146:331-340)

Starcevic, S.L. and B. Zielinski. 1997. Neuroprotective effects of glutathione on rainbow trout receptor neurons during exposure to copper sulphate. Comp. Physiol. C. Pharmacology, Toxicology, Endocrinology (117C (2):211-219).