Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Cellular Neurophysiology of Central Auditory Neurons
Our current research interests encompass three areas 1) Functions of G-protein-coupled receptors in auditory information processing; 2) Development of neuronal properties of central auditory neurons; and 3) Cellular mechanisms underlying sound localization.
Electrophysiological (e.g. whole-cell recordings) and cell imaging approaches, combined with pharmacological tools, are employed. Our work aims to help lay the groundwork for decisions about possible therapeutic approaches to hearing defects such as tinnitus and hearing loss.