2018 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

All seminars are held at 11:45 pm in Room 2901 THSL, unless otherwise noted

September 13

Catherine Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
“Shared pathways for axonal regeneration and synapse loss”

September 20

September 27

October 4

LHL speaker, Erick Lin, Ph.D.
Professor and Research Director, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University, School of Medicine
“Translational studies on mechanism and treatment of genetic deafness”

October 11

Christian Burgess, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
"Value Coding in Visual Association Cortex"

October 18

Anthony (Tony) Cacace, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
The Hearing Science Laboratory
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Wayne State University
"From Gaze-Evoked to Blast-Induced Tinnitus: A Complex Journey to Help Understand Tinnitus in Humans"

October 25

Ksenia Gnedeva, Ph.D.
(Faculty Candidate)
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC
University of Southern California
“Mechanical and genetic control of growth in the sensory organs of the inner ear”

November 1

Benjamin (Ben) Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
"Hedgehog Signaling in Chemosensory Organ Maintenance, Renewal and RepairHedgehog Signaling in Chemosensory Organ Maintenance, Renewal and Repair"

November 8

John Brigande, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Oregon Hearing Research Center
Oregon Health and Science University
"Fetal gene therapy to treat congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction”

November 15

Li Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
“Neural circuits underlying auditory behaviors”

November 22

No seminar- Thanksgiving

November 29

Zizhen Wu, Ph.D.
(faculty candidate)
Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"Mechanotransduction channels in mechanosensory hair cells"

December 6

Katie Kindt, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function
"Using Zebrafish to Light Up Hair-Cell Synapse Formation and Function"

December 13

Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Rochester
"Notch signaling in the generation and differentiation of sensory cells in the inner ear"

December 20