2011-2012 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

Thursday, August 17, 2011
Arnaud Norena, Ph.D.
Sensory Systems and Neuroplasticity
University of Provence, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique
Coding Spectral Edges in Auditory Cortex

Thursday, September 8, 2011 No Seminar

Thursday, September 15, 2011 No Seminar

Thursday, September 22, 2011 R. John Leigh, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University
How the Vestibular Reflexes Contribute to Clear Vision and Balance During Locomotion

Thursday, September 29, 2011 Karl Kandler, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Tonotopic Refinement of an Inhibitory Map

Thursday, October 6, 2011 N/A

Thursday, October 13, 2011 Colleen Garbe Le Prell, Ph.D.
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
Development of a Therapeutic to Protect the Inner Ear: From Animal Models to Human Trials

Thursday, October 20, 2011 Amy Lee, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Macromolecular tuning of voltage-gated ion channels in auditory hair cells

Thursday, October 27, 2011 N/A

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Sally Camper, Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan
Protection Against Thyroid Hormone Induced Deafness

Thursday, November 10, 2011 Majorie McCullagh, Ph.D.
Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program
University of Michigan
Behavioral Approaches to Prevention of NIHL Amoung Farm Operators

Thursday, November 17 , 2011 No Seminar

Thursday, November 24, 2011 No Seminar

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Greg Basura, M.D., Ph.D. & Seth Koehler
University of Michigan
Conservation of Brainstem Multi-Sensory Integration in Auditory Cortex

Thursday, December 8, 2011 James Corson, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, School of Dentistry
University of Michigan
Afferent and Efferent Circuitry of the Gustatory Nucleus of the Solitary Tract

Thursday, December 15, 2011 Sung Kyun Park, Sc.D.
Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Heavy Metals and Age-Related Hearing Loss

Thursday, January 12, 2012 No Seminar

Thursday, January 19, 2012 No Seminar

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Haoxing Xu, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan
Ion Channels in the Lysosome - Opening the Gate to the Cell's Recycling Center

Thursday, February 2, 2012 No Seminar

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Pavan K. Kommareddi, M.D.
University of Michigan
Generation and Characterization of CTL2/slc44a2 Knockout Mice

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Jeremy McIntyre, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
University of Michigan
Olfactory Cilia: Connecting Sensory Perception and Cilia Function with Human Disease

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Jean-Luc Puel
Montpellier University
Physiopathology of Age-Related Hearing Loss: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Perspectives

Thursday, March 1, 2012 No Seminar

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Bernd Fritzsch, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Iowa
The Molecular Basis of Neurosensory Development of the Ear: Do We Understand Enough to Initiate Repairs?

Thursday, March 15, 2012 Colleen Cosgrove Hegg, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Michigan State University
Elucidating the Mechanisms of Injury-Evoked Neuroregeneration

Thursday, March 22, 2012 Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Age-Related Hearing Loss: Human Audiometric Phenotypes

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Julie A. Mennella
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA
Sensitive Periods in Flavor Learning and Growth

Thursday, April 5, 2012 Peter K. Todd, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Michigan
Novel Disease Mechanisms in Fragile X-Associated Disorders

Thursday, April 12, 2012 Andrew Forge, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Auditory Research
UCL Ear Institute, London
Defining Environments for the Regeneration or Replacement of Hair Cells

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Daniel M. Merfeld, Ph.D.
Jenks Vestibular Physiology Laboratory
Vestibular Direction-Recognition Thresholds as a Function of Frequency: Basic Science to the Clinic?

Friday, April 20, 2012 Erik C. Böttger, M.D.
Institute of Medical Microbiology
University of Zurich
The Ribosome: From Decoder to Drug Target, Disease and Deafness

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Ann Hickox, Ph.D. Candidate
Eaton Peabody Laboratory
Harvard University
Cochlear Neuronal Degeneration and the Development of Tinnitus- and Hyperacusis-Like Behavior