2013-2014 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Roman Giger, Associate Professor
Cell and Developmental Biology and Neurology
University of Michigan
Axon Regeneration in the Injured Mammalian Optic Nerve

Thursday, September 19, 2013
W. Michael King, Ph.D., Director, Vestibular Testing Center
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Michigan
Vestibular and Balance Assessment in Mice: A Spin Around the Vestibular Lab

Thursday, September 26

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Karen B. Avraham, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
The Genomics of Deafness: Gene Discovery and microRNA Regulation

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hainan Lang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Regenerative Potential of Adult Auditory Nerve After Injury

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hinrich Staecker, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Developing Atoh1 Delivery for Clinical Application

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ronna P. Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Division of Otology & Neurotology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Cell Type-Specific Analysis of the Mouse Inner Ear, From Gene Lists to Regulatory Pathways

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Bradford J. May, Ph.D., Professor
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
The Neurobiology of Tinnitus: Moving Beyond Ambiguities of Existing Animal Models

Thursday, November 14, 2013
No Seminar

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Bret Hughes, Ph.D., Professor
Departments of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan
Ion Channels in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Homeostasis of the Photoreceptor Microenvironment

Thursday, November 28, 2013
No Seminar

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Alan C. Spector, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Florida State University
Discerning the Functional Topography of Gustatory Cortex in a Rat Model

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Kenneth J. Campbell, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Genetic Control of Neural Diversity and Circuit Formation in the Developing Mouse Telencephalon

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Peter X. Ma, Ph.D., Richard H. Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor
Biologic and Materials Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering, University of Michigan
Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Scott Tomlins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Departments of Pathology and Urology
University of Michigan
Translating Findings from Large Data Sets to the Clinic: Lessons from Genitourinary Cancers

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Dennis Drescher, Ph.D.
Departments of Otolaryngology and Biochemistry
Wayne State University
A View of the Hair-Cell Synaptic Complex

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Zhong Wang, Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiac Surgery
University of Michigan
SWI/SNF-Mediated Epigenetic Regulation in Stem Cell Differentiation

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Stephen G. Lomber, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology
The Brain and Mind Institute, National Centre for Audiology
University of Western Ontario
Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World

Thursday, February 20, 2014
No Seminar

Thursday, February 27, 2014
No Seminar

Thursday, March 6, 2014
No Seminar

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tom Carey, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Michigan
Head and Neck Cancer as a Sexually Transmitted Disease: The Role of HPV

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ewan A. Macpherson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Western Ontario
Effects of Hearing Impairment and Cochlear Implant Signal Processing on Spatial Hearing and Perception of Sound Quality

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Qing Fang, Research Fellow
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan
Developmental Elongation and Maintenance of Auditory Hair Bundles Requires Two Different Isoforms of MYO15

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Brian M. McDermott, Ph.D.
Departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Antecedents, Constituents, and Dynamics of the Mechanosensory Hair Bundle

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Karen Friderici, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University
Actin and Hearing: Exploring the Connection

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mark Warchol, Ph.D.
Washington University, School of Medicine
The Enigmatic Function of Inner Ear Macrophages: Insights From Studies of Fish, Birds and Mammals

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Shawn Xu, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Sensory Signaling in C. Elegans: What Cannot a Worm Sense?

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Jeffrey Holt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology
FM Kirby Neurobiology Center
Boston Children's Hospital
TMC Function in Hair Cell Transduction