2016-2017 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

January 12, 2017 – 2901 THSL

"Old Players, new game: Cochlear macrophages influence neuronal survival in deafened ears."
Tejbeer Kaur, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology
Washington University School of Medicine

January 19, 2017– 2901 THSL

"Neural Mechanisms of Blast-Induced Tinnitus"
Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Director, Laboratory of Tinnitus and Auditory Neuroscience Research
Departments of Otolaryngology, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Wayne State University School of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

January 26, 2017– 2901 THSL

February 2, 2017 – 2901 THSL

February 9, 2017 – 2901 THSL

February 16, 2017 – 2901 THSL


February 23, 2017  – 2901 THSL

"Understanding the Role of the Bipolar Disorder Risk Gene ANK3 in Cortical Synaptic Connectivity"
Paul Jenkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry

March 2, 2017 – 2901 THSL

"Mechanotransduction in hair cells and primary cilia: Integrating electrophysiology and advanced microscopy"
Artur Indzhykulian, Ph.D. (Schact Lecturer)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School

March 9, 2017  – 2901 THSL

"Development and Regeneration of Mammalian Hair Cells at Single-Cell Resolution"
Joerg Waldhaus, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University

March 16, 2017  – 2901 THSL

"Ouch and Itch: The Neural Circuits of the Somatosensory System"
Bo Duan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA

March 23, 2017 – 2901 THSL

“Diverse Mechanisms of Sensory Regeneration in the Vertebrate Inner Ear”
Mark Warchol, Ph.D.
Department of otolaryngology
Washington University School of Medicine

March 30, 2017 – 2901 THSL

"Temporary Hearing Loss Early in Development Impairs Behavioral and Neural Processing of Spatial Information"
Daniel Tollin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

April 6, 2017 – 2901 THSL

"Individual Differences in Speech Understanding in Noise."
J. Devin McAuley, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Michigan State University

April 13, 2017 – 2901 THSL

“Regeneration of Hair Cells from Lgr5+ Cochlear Progenitors”
Albert Edge, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology
Harvard Medical School, MEEI

April 20, 2017

1-2 p.m. in Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Building

“Transcriptional Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals”
Joseph Takahashi, PhD.
Professor and Chair. Department of Neuroscience
Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

April 27, 2017 - 2901 THSL

"Thalamocortical Communication and Sleep-Dependent Sensory Plasticity"
Sara Aton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology, LSA

September 21, 2017

Josie Clowney, Ph.D.
"Development of Sparse Odor Coding in the Drosphila Mushroom Body"
Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

September 28, 2017 

Dan Sanes, Ph.D.
"Influence of Early Experience on Sensory and Non-Sensory Processing"
Professor of Neural Science and Biology
New York University 

October 5, 2017 

Didier Dulon, Ph.D.
"Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Synaptopathies and Transmitter Release Dysfunction at the Hair Cell Ribbon Synapse."
Director of Research, INSERM
Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie de la Synapse Auditive
Université de Bordeaux

October 12, 2017 

Dawen Cai, Ph.D.
"A Single Cell Perspective of Neuronal Connections and Subtypes in the Brain."
Assistant Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Michigan

October 19, 2017 


Lawrence Lustig, MD
"Cochlear Gene Therapy-Is it Time?"
Howard W. Smith, Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center

October 26, 2017 

Laurel Carney, Ph.D.
"Neural Coding of Complex Sounds: Fluctuation Contrasts and Fm Sensitivity"
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Rochester

November 2, 2017 

Nace Golding, PhD
"Parsing Structural and Functional Diversity Within Cell Types in Auditory Brain Circuits"
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and center for Learning and memory
University of Texas at Austin

November 9, 2017 

James D. Weiland, Ph.D.
"Retinal Prosthesis for the Blind"
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology
University of Michigan

November 30, 2017 

Uli Mueller, Ph.D.
"Mechanotransduction, Auditory Perception and the Molecular Pathogenesis of Hearing Loss"
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Biology 
Johns Hopkins University

December 7, 2017 

Marjorie McCullagh, Ph.D., RN
"Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Fostering Behavior Change to Promote Hearing Health"
Professor and Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program, School of Nursing
University of Michigan

December 14, 2017 

Michael Sutton, Ph.D.
Homeostatic Control of Synapse Function
Associate Professor
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute 
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan