2024 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

March 28, 2024
Title: “Balancing synaptic excitation and inhibition for exquisitely precise sound localization”
Henrique Von Gersdorff, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Sciences University 

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Jun Hee Kim, Ph.D.

 

March 26, 2024
Title: “Conducting harmony: Deciphering the Signaling Cues that Orchestrate Cochlear Patterning”
Jemma Webber, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow
Northwestern University

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

 

March 14, 2024
Title: “Approaches to optimize cochlear implant programming from a neuroscience perspective”
Julie G. Arenberg, Ph.D., CCC-A
Director of Clinical Audiology Research and Education, Audiology
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Harvard Medical School

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Anahita Mehta, Ph.D.

 

March 7, 2024
Title: “Modeling sleep-wake regulation: Circadian and homeostatic influences on sleep behavior”
Victoria Booth, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.

 

March 5, 2024
Title: “Organizing the brain: how do neurons identify their targets?”
Daniel Pederick, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Stanford University

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 West Lecture Hall

 

February 29, 2024
Title: “Dissecting sensorineural hearing loss towards precision audiology”
Michael Heinz, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Head for Research and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Anahita Mehta, Ph.D.

 

February 26, 2024
Title: “Cochlear IHC/Type-I SGN ribbon synapses: Regeneration and Encoding properties”
Philippe Vincent, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Center for Hearing and Balance
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3695 North Lecture Hall

 

February 15, 2024

Title: “Predictive coding of Natural Self-Motion: Implications for Perception & Action”
Kathleen Cullen, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Mike King, Ph.D.

 

February 12, 2024,
9-9:40 a.m. *NOTE TIME*
Title: Molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying cochlear hair cell development and regeneration

Zhiyong Liu, Ph.D.
Institute of Neuroscience; Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3695 N Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Michael Roberts, Ph.D.

 

February 1, 2024
Title: “Mechanisms of sound encoding at the inner hair cell ribbon synapse”

Juan Goutman, Ph.D.
Investigator
University of Buenos Aires Institute for Research in Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.

 

January 18, 2024
Title: “Comparative approach to understanding the routing of visual information in the brain”
Elise Savier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3695 N Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Michael Roberts, Ph.D.

 

January 11, 2024
Title: Structural insights into TDP43 misfolding and aggregation in neurodegenerative disease
Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology; Department of Neurology
Angela Dobson and Lyndon Welch Professor of Neurology
University of Michigan

Location: Medical Science 2 - 3697 W Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.