Researching the taste thalamus under Dr. Tom Scott , Dr. Verhagen got his PhD in neuroscience at the UD in 2000. He researched multimodal flavor orosensing under Dr. Edmund Rolls in Oxford 2000-2004. Dr. Verhagen then explored awake olfactory odor coding in the olfactory bulb under Dr. Matt Wachowiak 2005-2006 at BU. He has been a PI researching the neural bases of food flavor perception at the John B. Pierce Laboratory since 2007.
- Billy Coronas-Samano, MSc (technician)
- Keeley Baker, PhD (postdoctoral fellow)