Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

All seminars are held at 12 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

2017 Seminar Dates

 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