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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:

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