Event Speaker

Amanda Lauer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Johns Hopkins Medicine

Amanda Lauer, Ph.D., focuses her research on the perceptual and central nervous system consequences of hearing loss. The overall goal of her research program is to investigate how hearing loss changes synaptic organization of brain pathways and how those changes are reflected in behavior and auditory processing. Understanding the interplay between the effects of peripheral auditory damage and higher order function is of particular importance given our increasing exposure to noisy environments and the increased prevalence of hearing disorders in our aging population. Recent studies have focused on animal models of tinnitus, hyperacusis and temporal processing abnormalities.
Sep 20 8:30 AM Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:30am Lecture: Deafness genes in humans    
9:15am    Lecture: Deafness genes in mouse mutants and mouse models in the IMPC    
10:00am    Coffee break    
10:15am    Inner ear development    
11:00am    Inner ear development: Planar cell polarity
12:00pm    Lunch at Highseas    
12:45pm    Van shuttle to Research Lab    
1:00pm    5 hour Teaching Lab workshop(s)    Behavior, ABR, VsEP, DPOAE, tympanometry
6:00pm    Van shuttle to Highseas    
6:30pm    Dinner at High Seas    
7:00pm free evening
Sep 21 8:30 AM Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:30am Lecture:  Hair Bundle Proteomics     
9:15am Lecture: Hair cells and mechanotransduction    
10:00am Coffee break    
10:15am Van shuttle to Research Lab    
10:30am 1.5 hour Teaching Lab workshop: begin dissections of cochlea and utricle in adults and neonates
12:00pm Lunch at Roscoe's    
1:00pm 5 hour Teaching Lab workshop(s)    continue dissections and cultures, paint fill demo
6:00pm    Van shuttle to Highseas    
6:30pm    Dinner at High Seas    
7:30pm Talk - Neuronal aspects of the inner ear    afferent and efferent innervation of the inner ear
8:15pm Talk - Neuronal aspects of the inner ear    CNS structures, cochlear nucleus, MNTB etc.