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Auditory System (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Auditory and Vestibular Systems: Periphery to Perception


July 9-10, 2016


Bates College
Lewiston, ME


Catherine Weisz

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.

This meeting will focus on auditory and vestibular system function from peripheral receptors through perception and behavior. The breadth of topics is similar to ARO, including cutting edge results using different techniques and different model systems. The intimacy of the setting provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows unparalleled opportunity to share ideas and form collaborations across diverse fields.

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.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 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 Session: Temporal Coding in the Auditory Brainstem
Discussion Leader: Melissa Caras (New York University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmJason Sanchez (Northwestern University, USA)
"Maturation of Biophysical Specializations Used for Temporal Coding in the Auditory Brainstem"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSynaptic and Cellular Dynamics of Auditory and Vestibular Circuits
Discussion Leader: Pankhuri Vyas (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmPhillip Uribe (Washington State University Vancouver, USA)
"Growth Factor Mimetic Modulates Aminoglycoside-Induced Hair Cell Death"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmTravis Babola (Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA)
"The Metabotropic Purinergic Receptor P2ry1 Mediates ATP-Dependent Burst Firing in the Developing Cochlea"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmOndrej Tichacek (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, v.v.i., Czech Republic)
"Physiologically Well-Justified Mathematical Model of the Cochlea and the Auditory Nerve"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmLauren Kreeger (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Genetic Targeting and Characterization of Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurons in the Central Nucleus of the Inferior Colliculus of Gerbils"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amFrom Structure and Function to Behavior
Discussion Leader: Blake Butler (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:20 amYaqing Su (Eaton-Peabody Laboratories, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, USA)
"Dual Rate Codes for the Pitch of Harmonic Complex Tones in the Auditory Midbrain of Unanesthetized Rabbit"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amBradley Winters (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Cellular Mechanisms to Drive Experience-Dependent Refinement of Glycinergic Inhibition onto Neurons of the Medial Superior Olive"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amJulien Azimzadeh (Rockefeller University, USA)
"Stimulation of Frog Vestibular Hair Bundles with Ultraviolet Light"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amMelissa Polonenko (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
"Cortical Development Requires Symmetric Access to Sound in Each Ear: Evidence from Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants and Bimodal Auditory Prostheses"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Navigating the Path of a Scientific Career
Discussion Leader: Jingjing Wu (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmJanet Cyr (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH, USA)
"Navigating NIH Research Funding"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Scientific Career Round Table"
  • Joseph Burns (Decibel Therapeutics, USA)
  • Melissa Caras (New York University, USA)
  • Heath Jones (U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Jason Sanchez (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Catherine Weisz (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13DC015363. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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