2015-2016 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

September 10, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Adaptive Processing of Sound Stimuli in the Auditory Cortex"
Patrick Kanold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
University of Maryland

September 17, 2015

No Seminar

September 22-23, 2015 - Palmer Commons, 3 p.m.

Kaoru Ogawa, M.D.
Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Keio University School of Medicine

October 1, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Vestibular Hair Cells and Afferents: Driving Fast Reflexes"
Ruth Anne Eatock, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Chicago

October 8, 2015 – 5915 Buhl

"Adaptive and Innate Immunity to Brain Tumors: From Evolution to a Phase I Clinical Trial"Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan

October 15, 2015 – 5915 Buhl

"Learning to Localize Sound"
Andrew King, FMedSci
Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Professor of Neurophysiology, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
University of Oxford

October 22, 2015

No Seminar

October 29, 2014 - 5915 Buhl

"Towards Precision Therapeutics: Drug Delivery on Target by Remote Control"
Beata Chertock, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering 

November 5, 2015 - 5915 Buhl


November 12, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Decision-Making"
Yale E. Cohen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania

November 19, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Retinal Ganglion Cells that Function as Photoreceptors and Signal to Other Retinal Neurons"
Kwoon Wong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan

November 26, 2015

No Seminar

December 3, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Muller Glial Cell Reprogramming and Retina Regeneration in Zebrafish"
Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.
Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of Neuroscience and Interim Chair, Department of Biological Chemistry
University of Michigan

December 10, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Individual Differences in the Ear, the Brain and Their Interactions"
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Boston University

December 17, 2015 - 5915 Buhl

"Inner Ear Organoids: Modeling Development and Disease in 3D Culture"
Eri Hashino, Ph.D.
Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University

January 14, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

"Visual and Auditory Process Supporting Natural Scene Parsing"
Ross Maddox, Ph.D.
Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences
University of Washington

January 21, 2016 - 5915 Buhl


January 28, 2016 - 5915 Buhl


February 4, 2016 - 5915 Buhl


February 11, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

“'Dynamic Sensory Representations in the Auditory Cortex”'
Hiroyuki Kato, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior

February 18, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

"Sound Encoding in the Cochlea: From Molecular Physiology to Optogenetic Prosthetics"
Tobias Moser, M.D.
Professor, University Medical Center Gottingen
Institute for Auditory Neuroscience & Inner Ear Lab
Gottingen, Germany

February 25, 2016 - No Seminar

March 3, 2016 - 5915 Buhl


March 10, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

“Modulation of Auditory Hair Cell synapses by Protons and Glutamate”
Soyoun Cho, Ph.D.
Boys Town National Research Hospital

March 17, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

"Sensing Touch: Mechanotransduction in Skin During Normal and Diseased States"
Cheryl L. Stucky, Ph.D.
Director, Neuroscience Doctoral Program
Medical College of Wisconsin

March 24, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

“Cooperative Adjustments in Central Gain, Disinhibition and Tonotopic Remapping Restore Auditory Processing Following Cochlear Neuropathy”
Alexandre DaSilva, DDS, DMedSc
Director, Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort
Assistant Professor, Biologic Materials and Science
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

March 31, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

"Enhanced Functional Connectivity and Increased Central Gain: Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Phantom Sound of Tinnitus and Loudness Intolerance"
Richard Salvi, Ph.D.
Professor, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Center for Hearing and Deafness
University of Buffalo

April 7, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

“Fall of a Central Auditory Synapse During Age-Related Hearing Loss”
Ruili Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosciences
University of Toledo

April 14, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

“Cooperative Homeostatic Plasticity Mechanisms Restore Auditory Processing Following Cochlear Denervation”
Daniel B. Polley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute

April 21, 2016 - 5915 Buhl


April 28, 2016 - 5915 Buhl

“Building a Sound Wall in the Inner Ear: Unraveling the Embryonic Origin of the Stria Vascularis”
Martín L. Basch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UH Ear, Nose & Throat Institute
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University


 September 15, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Neural Mechanisms Underlying Phantom Sound Perception"
Shaowen Bao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Arizona

September 22, 2016 - 2903 THSL


September 29, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"De novo mutations of sodium channel SCN8A in epileptic encephalopathy"
Miriam Meisler, Ph.D. (UM)
Myron Levine Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Neurology

October 6, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Purinergic signalling in the cochlea and its otoprotective potential"
Peter Thorne, Ph.D., LHL Speaker
University of Auckland

October 13, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Synaptic and Intrinsic Adaptations for Enhancing Reliability in an Auditory Relay"
Matthew Xu-Friedman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Buffalo

October 20, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Neuromodulation of neuronal networks: Investigations with computational modeling"
Victoria Booth, Ph.D. (UM)
Associate Professor
Depts. of Mathematics and Anesthesiology

October 27, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Plasticity to Stability of Development: Studies of Cell Death and Cell Survival in the Auditory Brainstem"
Edwin W. Rubel, Ph.D.
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Chair in Basic Hearing Research
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Washingtom

November 3, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Eyes on the Ear: Imaging Cochlear Wiring"
Lisa Goodrich, Ph.D
Harvard Medical School

November 10, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Nonsyndromic Deafness: It Ain't Necessarily So"
Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

December 1, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Regenerating and Rewiring the Neural-Electrode Interface"
Erin Purcell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Michigan State University

December 8, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Selective Neuronal Vulnerability: Clues From Dystonia"
William (Bill) Dauer, M.D. (UM)
Elinor Levine Professor of Neurology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Movement Disorders Group & Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research
University of Michigan

December 15, 2016 - 2903 THSL

"Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Perception and Decision Making"
Yale Cohen, Ph.D
(Faculty Candidate)
Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Director, Hearing Sciences Center
University of Pennsylvania