2018 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

January 11

Neil Segil, Ph.D.
Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine

January 18

Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D.
"Genetic and Genomic Approaches for Studying Peripheral Nerve Development and Disease"
Associate Professor
Department of Human Genetics
Department of Neurology
University of Michigan

January 25

David W. Raible, Ph.D.
“Zebrafish models of hearing loss; lessons from the lateral line”
Professor of Biological Structure; Genome Sciences and of Biology
University of Washington

February 1

Rick Neitzel, Ph.D.
“The Public Health Burden of Noise and Hearing Loss in America”
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Global Public Health
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

February 8 (ARO Feb 9-14, San Diego)

February 15

February 22

Jose Pena, M.D., Ph.D.
“Emergence of an Adaptive Behavioral Command for Sound-Orienting Behavior in Owls and its Translation to Humans”
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

March 1

Robert Bradley, Ph.D.
“Multimodal Sensation in Receptive Fields of Geniculate Ganglion Neurons”
Department of Biological and Material Sciences
School of Dentistry

March 8

Michael McKee, M.D., Ph.D.
"Hearing Loss: Untangling the Web of Clinical Effects Through Research"
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine

March 15

Samuel Kwon, Ph.D.
“Cortical Circuits for Touch Perception”
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

March 22

March 29

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

April 5

Ellen Lumpkin, Ph.D.
"Mechanosensory mechanisms in the peripheral nervous system"
Co-Director, Thompson Family Foundation Initiative in CIPN & Sensory Neuroscience
Associate Professor of Somatosensory Biology
Departments of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics and of Dermatology
Columbia University

April 12

April 19

Mark Rutherford, Ph.D. (Schacht Lecturer)
“Molecular-anatomical heterogeneities underlying cochlear electrophysiology and hearing function”"
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Washington University

April 26

Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D.
"Key factors contributing to spatial hearing and listening effort in cochlear implant users"
Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology
University of Wisconsin


September 13

Catherine Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
“Shared pathways for axonal regeneration and synapse loss”

September 20

September 27

October 4

LHL speaker, Erick Lin, Ph.D.
Professor and Research Director, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University, School of Medicine
“Translational studies on mechanism and treatment of genetic deafness”

October 11

Christian Burgess, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
"Value Coding in Visual Association Cortex"

October 18

Anthony (Tony) Cacace, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
The Hearing Science Laboratory
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Wayne State University
"From Gaze-Evoked to Blast-Induced Tinnitus: A Complex Journey to Help Understand Tinnitus in Humans"

October 25

Ksenia Gnedeva, Ph.D.
(Faculty Candidate)
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC
University of Southern California
“Mechanical and genetic control of growth in the sensory organs of the inner ear”

November 1

Benjamin (Ben) Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
"Hedgehog Signaling in Chemosensory Organ Maintenance, Renewal and RepairHedgehog Signaling in Chemosensory Organ Maintenance, Renewal and Repair"

November 8

John Brigande, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Oregon Hearing Research Center
Oregon Health and Science University
"Fetal gene therapy to treat congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction”

November 15

Li Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
“Neural circuits underlying auditory behaviors”

November 22

No seminar- Thanksgiving

November 29

Zizhen Wu, Ph.D.
(faculty candidate)
Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"Mechanotransduction channels in mechanosensory hair cells"

December 6

Katie Kindt, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function
"Using Zebrafish to Light Up Hair-Cell Synapse Formation and Function"

December 13

Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Rochester
"Notch signaling in the generation and differentiation of sensory cells in the inner ear"