Auditory Neuroscience Focus Area
The goal of the Auditory Neuroscience Group is to promote excellence in hearing research through a highly collaborative environment. The group currently uses molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral/perceptual approaches to study mechanisms underlying normal hearing and related disorders.
The Auditory Neuroscience Group is committed to interdisciplinary training of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students that extends across our laboratories. Graduate training is in cooperation with the School of Biomedical Sciences and Department of Audiology at Kent State University. Please contact any of the faculty if you would like to join us.
Auditory Neuroscience Group Faculty Researchers:
Jianxin Bao, Ph.D. - Abnormal synaptic changes in hearing loss and tinnitus
Alexander Galazyuk, Ph.D. - Tinnitus and hearing loss: underlying mechanisms and treatment
Jasmine Grimsley, Ph.D. - Acoustic communication and emotions; analysis of complex sounds
Julia Jones Huyck, Ph.D. - Cognitive, developmental, and sex-related factors affecting auditory perception and learning
Yong Lu, Ph.D. - Cellular neurophysiology of central auditory neurons
Kyle Nakamoto, Ph.D. - Physiology and anatomy underlying hearing in noisy environments
Merri J. Rosen, Ph.D. - Neural correlates of auditory perception: effects of hearing loss and experience during development
Brett R. Schofield, Ph.D. - Functional anatomy of the auditory pathways
Sharad Shanbhag, Ph.D. - Acoustic communication and emotions; analysis of complex sounds
Shobhana Sivaramakrishnan, Ph.D. - Synaptic transmission and neural circuits
Jeff Wenstrup, Ph.D. - Acoustic communication and emotions; analysis of complex sounds