Sensory physiology, receptors, cancer cells, biosensors, cell membranes, monolayers and bilayers, molecular recognition, olfactory receptor neurons, nanoparticles, biopolymers, bacteriophages, primo-vascular system, and light microscopy. The major research aims are to determine the initial chemoreceptive events in the animal olfactory system and to find out how is odorant information translated into electrical events in the olfactory receptor. The work involves zinc metal nanoparticles that we found strongly enhance olfactory sensory neuron responses to odorants. Another focus of our research is centered in structural properties of primo nodes, vessels, and capillaries that are being characterized by a high resolution light microscopy. We presume that knowledge of the primo vascular system, that may represent acupuncture meridians, offers advances in medical science comparable to the progress generated by the lymphatic system’s discovery. We also work with a novel cell preservation process and biopolymer which is non-toxic, water-soluble, allows for the storage of samples without refrigeration. Finally, we are developing biosensors that are based on bacteriophages targeting pathogenic bacteria.