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Auditory System (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Auditory Neuroscience


June 28-29, 2008


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Jason T. Sanchez & Amanda Clause

Meeting Description

The upcoming Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in auditory neuroscience, held the weekend prior to the Auditory System Gordon Research Conference (GRC), seeks to bring together promising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present and discuss original research in a constructive and informal environment. Bringing together trainees to participate in both the seminar and conference will provide an ideal atmosphere for intense scientific interaction and rigorous discussion. Such benefits are often difficult to attain by participants who are at research institutions lacking an auditory research concentration. The auditory neuroscience GRS will also provide a unique opportunity for young scientists to share in the GRC experience by fostering interactions with senior investigators. These interactions are important and often enable the formation of strong relationships that lead to fruitful collaborations and life-long rapport.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Auditory System" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science
University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
National Institutes of Health

Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff and Co-Chairs Amanda Clause and Jason Sanchez
Discussion Leader: Melissa Ann Papesh (Indiana University)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Xin Yu (National Institutes of Health)
"Bold-fMRI of the Auditory System in Rats"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Joshua X. Gittelman (University of Texas)
"FM Sweep Direction Selectivity in the Inferior Colliculus is Inherited"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm Mary E. Bates (Brown University)
"Bats employ auditory streaming to avoid masking in complex acoustic scenes"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Wendy Gu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Sound-evoked fMRI activation is elevated in people with tinnitus and hyperacusis: evidence for abnormal neural gain"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:45 pmPoster Session
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
Discussion Leader: Lisa Grant (Johns Hopkins University)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Anthony Peng (Stanford University)
"Inner Ear Hair Bundle Proteomics: Identification of a Potential Actin Regulator associated with the Tips of Stereocilia"
9:20 am - 9:30 am Discussion
9:30 am - 9:50 am Jessica L. Appler (Harvard Medical School)
"Molecular Analysis of Auditory Circuit Assembly"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 am Brian K. Hoffpauir (West Virginia University School of Medicine)
"Postnatal Development of Principal Neurons in the Medial Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:15 am Armin H. Seidl (University of Washington)
"Structure of the Sound Localization Circuit in the Chicken"
11:15 am - 11:20 am Discussion
11:20 am - 11:35 am Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras (Erasmus MC)
"Dynamic Development of the Auditory Calyx of Held Synapse"
11:35 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 11:55 am Tao Lu (Oregon Health and Science University)
"Glycinergic Transmission Shaped By the Co-release of GABA in a Mammalian Auditory Synapse"
11:55 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Discuss request for a subsequent GRS; Nominations for the next Student/Post-doc Vice Chair(s) to work with GRC Chair (serving as mentor); Fill out Evaluation Forms)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 2:00 pm.
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