2022 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar Series

February 17 
Christine Köppl, Ph.D. 
Professor – Department of Neuroscience
Cochlea and auditory brainstem physiology
Carl von Ossietzky Universität
“Representation of binaural localization cues in the avian auditory midbrain” 
Host: Pierre Apostolides 
Passcode: 006287

March 3
Liberty Hamilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -Depart of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
“Understanding natural speech processing 
Using invasive and noninvasive human electrophysiology”
Host: Pierre Apostolides 
Passcode: 069985

March 10
Jeremy Duncan, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Western Michigan School of Medicine
“Making and Breaking the Central Projections of the Inner Ear”
Host: Yehoash Raphael
Passcode: 800934

March 17
Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D. 
Senior Scientist
Sonja Koerner Hearing Regeneration Laboratory
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Host: Yehoash Raphael 
Passcode: 238954

March 31
Brandon Cox 
Associate Professor 
Director of the Pharmacology & Neuroscience Graduate Program
Department of Pharmacology
Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
Passcode: 503621           

April 7 (Seminar time: 2:00pm)
Benjamin Deneen Ph.D.
Professor and Dr. Russell J. and Marian K. Blattner Chair
Baylor College of Medicine         
“Glial Control of Brain Circuits and Brain Tumors”
Host: Gabriel Corfas
Passcode: 378946


April 14
Omar Ahmed, Ph.D. (Internal Speaker)
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan Medical School

Orientation & Head Velocity Circuits in the Retrosplenial Cortex”
Host: Michael Roberts 
Passcode: 753626

April 21
Dwight E. Bergles Ph.D.
Director, Multiphoton Imaging and Electrophysiology Core, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Professor of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins Medicine
“Sounds in silence: How supporting cells in the cochlea initiate maturation of the central auditory system” 
Host: Susan Shore 
Passcode: 400368

April 28
Kamran Diba, Ph.D. (Internal Speaker)
Associate Professor
Neural Circuits and Memory Lab at the Department of Anesthesiology 
University of Michigan Medical School
"The impact of sleep loss on hippocampal replay"
Host: Gabriel Corfas
Passcode: 048709

May 12
Josh McDermott, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Gabriel Corfas
Passcode: 906653

October 6, 2022

“Probing Some Links Among Aging, Vestibular Function, Balance, & Falls”
Dr. Daniel Merfeld, Ph.D.
Professor – Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; The Ohio State University – College of Medicine
Virtual and also in Room: THSL 2901 

Hosted by: Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.

Zoom link for those who wish to join online: 


October 27, 2022

Title: TBD
Dr. Jaime García-Añoveros, Ph.D.
Departments of Neuroscice, Neurology and Anesthesiology
Hugh Knowles Center for Hearing Research
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Genetic Medicine
Northwestern University
Virtual and also in Room: THSL 2901

Zoom link for those who wish to join online:

November 3, 2022

Title: "The Effects of Noise Exposure on Vestibular Function"
Dr. Natela Shanidze, Ph.D.
The Smith – Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Virtual and in Room: THSL 2901 

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November 9, 2022

"Brain-wide neural circuits for sensory-guided behavior"
Ross Williamson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Otolaryngology, Neurobiology
Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh - Biomedical Science
Virtual and also in Room: THSL 2901

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December 8, 2022

"Regulation of arousal states by preoptic glutamatergic neurons"
Giancarlo Vanini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan
Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Virtual and also in Room: THSL 2901

Hosted by Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.


December 15, 2022

“A transcriptional rheostat couples past experience to future sensory responses"
Sandeep Robert Datta, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor-Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Virtual and also in Room: THSL 2901

Hosted by Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.