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Auditory System (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar


July 7-8, 2012


Bates College
Lewiston, ME


Allison Coffin

Associate Chair:
Sean J. Slee

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Auditory System is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to promote interactions between young investigators who share an interest in hearing but study different aspects of the auditory system using different techniques. The breadth of topics is similar to ARO, but the intimacy of the setting provides an unparalleled opportunity to discuss the important questions both within and outside individual specialties.

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.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Lecture
Discussion Leader: Barbara Trattner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Thanos Tzounopoulos (University of Pittsburgh)
"Zinc-Mediated Synaptic Signaling: Zinc as a Neurotransmitter in the Auditory System"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCentral Auditory Processing: Theory and Experiment
Discussion Leader: Peter Bremen (University of California Irvine)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Munenori Ono (University of Connecticut)
"Synaptic Inputs to Inferior Colliculus (IC) Neurons Underlying Coding of Interaural Level Differences in Mouse"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Lei Feng (Johns Hopkins University)
"Neural coding of harmonicity in auditory cortex of awake marmosets"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm Melissa Caras (University of Washington)
"Estradiol selectively enhances auditory function in monotonically-driven forebrain neurons"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Lingyun Zhao (Johns Hopkins University)
"Understanding spectro-temporal receptive fields and their changes with input statistics by efficient coding principles"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amElectrical, Aquatic, and Impaired Hearing
Discussion Leader: Armin Seidl (University of Washington)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Janet Cyr (NIDCD)
"Funding opportunities through NIDCD"
9:20 am - 9:30 am Discussion
9:30 am - 9:50 am Heath Jones (University of Wisconsin)
"Creating a Virtual Cochlear Implant Auditory Space: Localization by Normal Hearing Listeners through a Cochlear Implant Simulator"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 am Katie Willis (University of Maryland)
"Specialization for Underwater Hearing in the Testudines"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 10:50 am Todd Mowery (New York University)
"The maturation of auditory cortex intrinsic properties displays a brief sensitive period to mild hearing loss"
10:50 am - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmAuditory Development
Discussion Leader: Andrew Brown (University of Washington)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Walid Jalabi (Case Western Reserve University)
"En1: a gene important for superior olivary complex development"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Discussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Laurence DeLacroix (University of Liege, Belgium)
"Role of sox E genes in the development of the auditory portion of the inner ear"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DC 012448 - 01 from NIDCD. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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