Noelle D. L'Etoile

Noelle L'Etoile

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

Rm 400 1515 Newton Ct

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Chromosome Dynamics and Nuclear Function
  • Development and Plasticity


  • 1515 Newton Ct Room 403
    • Damien O'Halloran, Bi-Tzen Juang, O. Scott Hamilton


  • 1986 BS Biochemisty University of California Los Angeles
  • 1995 PhD Microbiology and Molecular Genetics University of California Los Angeles


L'Etoile, N.D., Coburn, C.M., Eastham, J.R., Kistler, A., Gallegos, G., and Bargmann, C.I. (2002). The cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase EGL-4 regulates olfactory adaptation in C. elegans. Neuron, 36: 1079-1089.

Dwyer, N.D., Adler, C.E., Crump, J.G., L'Etoile, N.D., Bargmann, C.I. (2001). The AP-1 B1 clathrin adaptor UNC-101 mediates odorant receptor localization to olfactory cilia. Neuron, 31: 277-287.

L'Etoile, N.D., and Bargmann, C.I. (2000). Olfaction and Odor Discrimination are Mediated by the C elegans Guanylyl Cyclase ODR- 1. Neuron 25, 575-586.

Komatsu, H., Jin, Y.H., L'Etoile, N.D., Mori, I., Bargmann, C.I., Akaike, N., Ohshima, Y. (1999). Functional reconstitution of a heteromeric cyclic nucleotide-gated channel of Caenorhabditis elegans in cultured cells. Brain Res. 821, 160-168.

Martinez, E., Zhou, Q., L'Etoile, N.D., Oelgeschlager, T., Berk, A.J.,and Robert Roeder (1995). Core promoter-specific function of a mutant transcription factor TFIID defective in TATA-box binding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

L'Etoile, N.D., Fahnestock, M.L., Shen, Y., Aebersold, R., and Arnold J. Berk (1994). Human TFIIIC Box B-Binding Subunit. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 91, 1652-1656.

Boulanger, P.A., L'Etoile, N.D., and Arnold J. Berk (1989). A binding domain of human transcription factor IIIC2. Nucleic Acids Research 17, 7761-7770.

Yoshinaga, S.K., L'Etoile, N.D., and Arnold J. Berk (1989). Purification and characterization of transcription factor IIIC2. Journal of Biological Chemistry 264, 10726-10731.

Kaye JA, Rose NC, Goldsworthy B, Goga A, L'Etoile ND (2009). A 3'UTR pumilio-binding element directs translational activation in olfactory sensory neurons. Neuron 61, 57-70.

O'Halloran DM, Altshuler-Keylin S, Lee JI, L'Etoile ND (2010). Regulators of AWC-mediated olfactory plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet. 12, e1000761. Epub .

Lee JI, O'Halloran DM, Eastham-Anderson J, Juang BT, Kaye JA, Hamilton OS, Lesch B, Goga A, L'etoile ND (2010). Nuclear entry of a cGMP-dependent kinase converts transient into long-lasting olfactory adaptation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]