2019 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

January 10
Bruno Giordani, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing
Chief Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry
Senior Director, Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI)
Associate Director, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC)
“Age-related cognitive decline and interactions with hearing”

January 17
Brikha Shrestha, Ph.D.
(faculty candidate)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School
"Diversity through activity: molecular bases and emergence of neuronal heterogeneity in the auditory periphery"

January 24 
Bing Ye, Ph.D.
Burton L. Baker Professor of the Life Sciences
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Life Sciences Institute
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
“Encoding the intensity of sensory stimulus: How do Drosophila larvae do it?”

January 31
No Seminar

February 7
No Seminar

February 14 
Andrej Kral, MD, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Auditory Neurophysiology
Medical University Hanover
“Corticocortical processing requires developmental hearing experience”

February 21
No Seminar

February 28
No Seminar

March 7
No Seminar

March 14 
Jun Hee Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health San Antonio
“Active Roles of Oligodendrocytes in the Auditory Brainstem”

March 21
No Seminar

March 28
Joseph M. Breza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
Program Coordinator, Experimental Psychology Master's Program
Eastern Michigan University
"Lightly Salted: An Optogenetic Approach to Uncover the Role of Type I Cells in Salt Taste Transduction."

April 4 
Alan Cheng, M.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Stanford University
“Mammalian hair cell regeneration: a balance act”

April 11 
Sandra Gordon-Salant, Ph.D.
Professor and Director,
Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland
"Listener, talker, and environmental factors influencing speech perception in older adults"

April 18
No Seminar

April 25
No Seminar

September 19
David Brang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
“Predictive coding of multisensory information using electrocorticography”

October 17 – Lawrence-Hawkins Lecture Keynote Speaker
Tianying Ren, M.D.
Oregon Hearing Research Center
“Distortion products in basilar membrane and reticular lamina vibrations”

October 24
Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
"An Omic's approach to understanding inner ear development, and the gEAR"

November 7
Jack M. Parent, M.D.
William J. Herdman Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
“Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Genetic Epilepsies”

November 14
Matthias Truttmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Gerontology
University of Michigan
"One to rule them all: How AMPylation regulates the function of Hsp70 family chaperones"

Host: David Kohrman, Ph.D.

November 21
Roman Giger, Ph.D.
George Linius Streeter Collegiate Professor
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
“Immune Mediated Mechanisms of Neurorepair”

November 28
No Seminar - Thanksgiving

December 5
Gideon Rothschild, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
“Experience-dependent plasticity of neuronal ensembles in the auditory cortex”

December 12
Michal Zochowski, Ph.D.
Department of Physics, Biophysics Program
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
"From network dynamics to memory consolidation during sleep"