2012-2013 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

Thursday, August 8, 2012
Carol A. Bauer, M.D.
Professor, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Evidence for the Cerebellum as a Novel Tinnitus Modulator

Thursday, August 22, 2012
Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.
Neurology and Otolaryngology
Boston Children's Hospital
In Sickness and in Health: Mechanisms and Roles of Neuron-Glia Interactions

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Teresa A. (Terry) Zwolan, Ph.D. and colleagues
Department of Otolaryngology
Hearing Rehabilitation Center, University of Michigan
News from the Trenches: Research Results from the Cochlear Implant Clinic

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Thursday, October 4, 2012
Angelique Johnson, Ph.D., Research Fellow
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering
Thin-film Cochlear Electrode Arrays for an Atraumatic Cochlear Prosthesis with Increased Functionality

Thursday, October 11, 2012   
Susan Shore, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Hawkins, Jr., Collegiate Research Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan
How Touch-Sensitive Neurons in Auditory Pathways Contribute to Tinnitus

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Karl Kandler, Ph.D.
Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology
Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Developmental Plasticity in the Auditory Brainstem

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Zhengqing Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Wayne State University
Generation of Inner Ear Progenitors via EMT

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Karl Grosh, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering, University of Michigan
Cochlear Mechanics and Building an Implantable Artificial Cochlea

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gwenaelle Geleoc, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Mechanotransduction in hair cells of the mouse inner ear: A developmental approach for identification of the molecular players

Thursday, November 15, 2012 
Ben W. Strowbridge, Ph.D.
Neurosciences Department
Case Western University
Cortical Control of Sensory Processing in the Olfactory System

Thursday, November 22, 2012
No Seminar

Monday, November 26, 2012
Hideto Fukui, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Kresge Hearing Research Institute
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan
Enhancing the Neural Substrate of the Genetically-Deaf Ear By Neurotrophin Gene Therapy

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Brian D. Corneil, Ph.D.
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology, Dept. of Psychology
University of Western Ontario
Heading off in a different direction: New perspectives on oculomotor preparation

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Glenn E. Green, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
University of Michigan Dept. of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Question-mark Ears: A clinician stumbles upon the pathway underlying Auriculo Condylar Syndrome

Monday, December 10, 2012
José M. Juiz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Histology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Research in Neurological and Sensory Disabilities-IDINE
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
A Natural History of a Potassium Channel in Auditory Neurons: Developmental and Activity-Dependent Regulation of KCNQ5/Kv1.8

Thursday, December 13, 2012
No Seminar

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Kent Berridge, Ph.D.
James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Michigan
Brain hedonic hotspots for generating taste pleasure

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Cynthia J. Schoen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center
University of Michigan
Inner Hair Cell Defects in a Mouse Model of Human Deafness

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thomas Bozza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Northwestern University
Non-redundant Coding of Aversive Odors in the Mouse

Thursday, January 31, 2013  
Mats Ljungman, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Cancer Center Radiation Sciences Program
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Medical School, and Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Director, Cancer Center Experimental Irradiation Core
University of Michigan
Using Bru-Seq to Listen in on the Gene Expression Symphony

February 6, 2013   
Irma Thesleff, Ph.D., D.D.S.
Professor and Research Director, Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki, Finland
Epithelial stem and progenitor cells in teeth

Thursday, February 14, 2013 

Thursday, February 21, 2013 
No Seminar

Thursday, February 28, 2013   
Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics, Center for Oral Biology
University of Rochester, New York
Olfactory Epithelial Stem Cell Maintenance and Regeneration are Dependent on a Novel Progenitor Cell Type

Thursday, March 7, 2013
No Seminar

Thursday, March 14, 2013   

Thursday, March 20, 2013   Mary Reyland, Ph.D.
Professor, Cancer Biology Program; Director, Cancer Biology Graduate Training Program
Department of Pathology, University of Colorado
Understanding How PKCdelta Regulates Cell Death in the Salivary Gland

Thursday, March 28, 2013  
Michael J. Brenner, M.D.
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
Molecular Targets for Attenuating Aminoglycoside-Induced Cellular Oxidative Stress

Thursday, April 4, 2013  
Gregory J. Basura, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Division of Otology/Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery, University of Michigan
Multi-Sensory Integration in Primary Auditory Cortex is Stimulus Timing Dependent

Thursday, April 11, 2013  
Deda Gillespie, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Tuning Synapse and Circuit in Auditory Brainstem: A Tale of Two Neurotransmitters

Thursday, April 18, 2013  
Alan G. Cheng, M.D.
Otolaryngology and Pediatrics
Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Identifying Hair Cell Progenitors in the Mammalian Cochlea

Thursday, April 25, 2013  
Albert Edge, Ph.D.
Eaton-Peabody Laboratory
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Regeneration of the Inner Ear Using Stem Cells