Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

All seminars are held virtually at 11:45 am unless otherwise noted.

February 4
Brice Bathellier, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Hearing Institute
Research Center of the Institut Pasteur
Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (NeuroPSI)
Paris, France
“Population decorrelation of sound representations in the mouse auditory system”

Host: Pierre Apostolides
Join via Zoom: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/94198480429


February 18
Victoria M Bajo Lorenzana, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
"Targeting neural plasticity by optogenetic silencing in the auditory cortex"

Host: Susan Shore
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/98634940636


March 25
Stefan Heller, Ph.D.
Professor, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Divisions
Stanford University
Edward C. And Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine
“Hair cell regeneration in the chicken cochlea – unraveled with single cell transcriptomics”

Host: Joerg Waldhaus
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/97549966852


April 1
Monica Dus, Ph.D.
“Confection Confusion: The Interplay between Diet, Sensory Plasticity, and Food Intake”

Host: Susan Shore
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93039950585


April 8
Jennifer Stone, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
UW Medicine
“Approaches toward understanding maintenance, function, and regeneration of type I and II vestibular hair cells in adult mice”

Host: Gabriel Corfas
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/96826640629


April 15
Vatsun Sadagopan, Ph.D
University of Pittsburgh
Center for Neuroscience
"Cortical mechanisms underlying the invariant perception of complex sounds"

Host: Michael Roberts
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93175421875


April 22
Matthew Goupell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland
"Correcting interaural mismatch to improve spatial hearing in cochlear- implant users"

Host: Bryan Pfingst
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93473559934


April 29
Charles Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
West Virginia University School of Medicine
"Synapse- and cell-type-specific effects of synaptically released zinc in mouse auditory cortex"

Host: Michael Roberts
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/92945260263


May 13
Teresa Nicolson, Ph.D.
Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Divisions
Stanford University
“The mechanotransduction complex in zebrafish hair cells”

Host: Joerg Waldhaus
Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/92917134978


June 3
Yushi Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Harvard Medical School
"Norrie disease protein is essential for cochlear hair cell maturation. Cochlear supporting cells function as macrophage-like cells against pathogens."

Join via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/92932316666