Lynnette McCluskey


Lynnette McCluskey


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Department of The Graduate School

  • (706) 721-5616
  • CA 5616


  • Ph.D., Physiological Psychology/Psych University of Virginia, 1996

  • MA, Physiological Psychology/Psych University of Virginia, 1995

  • BA, Physiological Psychology/Psych Florida State University, 1990

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Teacher Award GRU Graduate School, 2015

  • Distinguished Service Award GRU Graduate School, 2014

  • Ajinomoto Young Investigator in Gustation Association for Chemoreception Sciences, 2006

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fellow 1999

  • National Research Service Award 1999

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURO 9210

    Inv of a Problem in Neuro
  • NURO 9300

    Research in Neuroscience


Selected Recent Publications

  • Interleukin (IL)-1 receptor signaling is required for complete taste bud regeneration and the recovery of neural taste responses following axotomy, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neuropsychiatric sequelae of long COVID-19: Pilot results from the COVID-19 neurological and molecular prospective cohort study in Georgia, USA., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Receptor Signaling is Required for Taste Bud Regeneration and Neurophysiological Recovery from Chorda Tympani Nerve Sectioning., 2022
  • Immune responses in the injured olfactory and gustatory systems: a role in olfactory receptor neuron and taste bud regeneration?, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Phagocytosis of Degenerating Taste Receptor Cells Following Chorda Tympani Nerve Sectioning., 2021

Professional Service

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 2013 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee, Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute 2012 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Molecular Medicine Graduate Education Committee (MMGEC) 2009 - 2015

    Role: Chairperson
  • Association for Chemoreception Sciences 2001 - 2015

    Role: Member
  • Neural Systems Cluster, Integrative Organismal Systems Division, National Science Foundation - 2014

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer