Paul Feinstein, PhD
Associate Professor at Hunter College, CUNY
Chief Scientific Officer at MouSensor, LLC
Location: New York, New York, United States
Dr. Paul Feinstein has worked in the olfactory field since 1986. He received his PhD from Columbia University in New York where he learned the principles of genetics that he then applied to the olfactory system during his post-doctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University. His 40 peer-reviewed publications reflect an array of ground-breaking research, and he is considered a world-expert in the generation of pre-clinical models to study the molecular biology of smell. His work in directed mutagenesis (changes to genetic material) of odorant receptor genes has yielded trailblazing results on olfactory development and wiring. With more than 45 gene-targeted pre-clinical models published in two back-to-back, first-author Cell papers, he has led a new direction to study olfactory processes. In addition, Dr. Feinstein is interested in how odorant receptor genes are activated, research that was the foundation of MouSensor technology. This transformative approach is now the basis of his recent biotech startup company, MouSensor, LLC.