Elissa A. Hallem, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Brain Research Institute
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Member, Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis GPB Home Area
Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Contact Information

Office Phone Number: (310) 825-1778
Office Address: BSRB 290DLos Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES


Carrillo, M.A. Hallem, E.A.   Gas sensing in nematodes Molecular Neurobiology, 2015; 51: 919-931.
Pena Jennifer M, Carrillo Mayra A, Hallem Elissa A   Variation in the susceptibility of Drosophila to different entomopathogenic nematodes Infection and Immunity, 2015; 83(3): 1130-8.
Castelletto Michelle L, Gang Spencer S, Okubo Ryo P, Tselikova Anastassia A, Nolan Thomas J, Platzer Edward G, Lok James B, Hallem Elissa A   Diverse host-seeking behaviors of skin-penetrating nematodes PLoS Pathogens, 2014; 10(8): e1004305.
Carrillo Mayra A, Guillermin Manon L, Rengarajan Sophie, Okubo Ryo P, Hallem Elissa A   O2-sensing neurons control CO2 response in C. elegans J Neurosci, 2013; 33(23): 9675-83.
Chaisson Keely E, Hallem Elissa A   Chemosensory behaviors of parasites Trends Parasitol, 2012; 28(10): 427-436.
Dillman Adler R, Guillermin Manon L, Lee Joon Ha, Kim Brian, Sternberg Paul W, Hallem Elissa A   Olfaction shapes host-parasite interactions in parasitic nematodes Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2012; 109(35): E2324-E2333.
Guillermin Manon L, Castelletto Michelle L, Hallem Elissa A   Differentiation of carbon dioxide-sensing neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans requires the ETS-5 transcription factor Genetics, 2011; 189(4): 1327-39.
Hallem Elissa A, Dillman Adler R, Hong Annie V, Zhang Yuanjun, Yano Jessica M, Demarco Stephanie F, Sternberg Paul W   A sensory code for host seeking in parasitic nematodes Curr Biol, 2011; 21(5): 377-83.
Hallem Elissa A, Spencer W Clay, McWhirter Rebecca D, Zeller Georg, Henz Stefan R, Ratsch Gunnar, Miller David M, Horvitz H Robert, Sternberg Paul W, Ringstad Niels   Receptor-type guanylate cyclase is required for carbon dioxide sensation by Caenorhabditis elegans Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010; 108: 254-259.
Hallem Elissa A, Sternberg Paul W   Acute carbon dioxide avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2008; 105(23): 8038-43.
Hallem Elissa A, Rengarajan Michelle, Ciche Todd A, Sternberg Paul W   Nematodes, bacteria, and flies: a tripartite model for nematode parasitism Curr Biol, 2007; 17(10): 898-904.
Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R   Coding of odors by a receptor repertoire Cell, 2006; 125(1): 143-60.
Hallem Elissa A, Dahanukar Anupama, Carlson John R   Insect odor and taste receptors Ann Rev Entomol, 2006; 51(1): 113-35.
Dahanukar Anupama, Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R   Insect chemoreception Curr Opin Neurobiol, 2005; 15(4): 423-30.
Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R   The odor coding system of Drosophila Trends Genet, 2004; 20(9): 453-9.
Hallem Elissa A, Ho Michael G, Carlson John R   The molecular basis of odor coding in the Drosophila antenna Cell, 2004; 117(7): 965-79.
Hallem Elissa A, Carlson John R   The spatial code for odors is changed by conditioning Neuron, 2004; 42(3): 359-61.
Hallem Elissa A, Nicole Fox A, Zwiebel Laurence J, Carlson John R   Olfaction: mosquito receptor for human-sweat odorant Nature, 2004; 427(6971): 212-3.