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EARssentials: Concepts and Techniques of Contemporary Hearing Research 2016
An Introductory Course for Scientists and Those Interested in Science
Join us for EARssentials 2017, to be held July 17-21! Look for our schedule and faculty list in early 2017.
Thanks to all who attended the 2016 EARssentials course. Watch videocasts of the lectures and Q&A sessions from EARssentials 2016:
- Day 1 (Monday, 7/18/16): Course introduction. Introduction to the auditory system. Auditory mechanics and the traveling wave. History of auditory research.
- Day 2 (Tuesday, 7/19/16): Introduction to the vestibular system. Development of the inner ear. Spiral ganglion.
- Day 3 (Wednesday, 7/20/16): The stereocilia bundle and mechanotransduction. Hair cells/hair cell death/age-related hearing loss/protection.
- Day 4 (Thursday, 7/21/16): Hair cell regeneration. The hair cell synapse. Efferent regulation of auditory function.
- Day 5 (Friday, 7/22/16): Lateral line. Genetics of hearing loss. Clinical treatments. Introduction to gene profiling and bioinformatics.
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July 18-22, 2016
National Institutes of Health
This free, week-long course, hosted and taught by scientists at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide students with an overall conceptual view of the auditory system as well as hands-on exposure to laboratory techniques unique to research on the inner ear.
The primary audience for this course is new intramural NIDCD trainees, including post-doctoral, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and summer students. Scientists from other institutions are welcome to attend as well. The course will also be useful for other interested individuals who want to learn about concepts related to the auditory system.
The class is divided into two segments:
- Lecture sessions in the mornings, in which scientists introduce and discuss a wide array of concepts related to the auditory system. Lectures are open to all who register. Contact Elyssa Monzack, Ph.D., for more information.
- Hands-on laboratory sessions in the afternoon. Each session will feature a different technique commonly used in hearing and balance research. All lab sessions are now full.
All lectures will be held in building 49, room 1A51/1A59. All laboratory sessions will held in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, building 35A.
Inna Belyantseva, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas Coate, Ph.D.
Lisa Cunningham, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Driver, Ph.D.
Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Thomas Friedman, Ph.D.
Paul Fuchs, Ph.D.
Gwynaelle Geleoc, Ph.D.
Andrew Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Hoa, M.D.
Matthew Kelley, Ph.D.
Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
Katie Kindt, Ph.D.
Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D.
Evan Krystofiak, Ph.D.
Elyssa Monzack, Ph.D.
Ronald Petralia, Ph.D.
Catherine Weisz, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Wilson, B.S.
Doris Wu, Ph.D.
Christopher Zalewski, Ph.D.
Reservations are required for all sessions. To attend a lecture, contact Dr. Monzack. All lab sessions are currently full.
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National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD