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Preliminary Schedule
Eastern Auditory Retreat
Friday, May 22, 2015
Life Sciences Building, Rutgers University, Busch Campus

9:30 - 10:00Registration & Breakfast
10:00 - 10:20Welcome and Opening RemarksGary Aston-JonesDirector, Brain Health Institute Rutgers University
10:20 - 10:40PresentationHeidi NakajimaHarvard"Bone conduction: what contributes to Carhart's notch?"
10:40 - 11:00PresentationKatie KindtNIDCD"Using localized indicators in zebrafish to investigate how sensory information is encoded in vivo"
11:00 - 11:20PresentationMartin SchwanderRutgersA role for the ubiquitin pathway in cochlear homeostasis and progressive hearing loss"
11:20 - 11:40PresentationKelvin KwanRutgers"Role of Chd7 in spiral ganglion neuron differentiation"
11:40 - 12:00PresentationThomas CoateGeorgetown"Wiring of Spiral Ganglion Neurons and Auditory HairCells by Secreted Semaphorins"
12:00 - 1:20Lunch and Posters
1:20 - 1:40PresentationKenneth ParadisoRutgers"Hearing from both sides of the synapse: the effects of presynaptic action potential kinetics on postsynaptic responses in the calyx of Held"
1:40 - 2:00PresentationCat WeiszUniv. Pitt / NIDCD"Excitation by GABA spillover in a sound localization circuit"
2:00 - 2:20PresentationAntje IhlefeldNJIT"Sound deprivation reduces the ability to listen in background sound"
2:20 - 2:40PresentationKasia BieszczadRutgers"Epigenetic control of adult auditory cortical plasticity and sound-specific memory"
2:40 - 3:00PresentationNima MesgaraniColumbia"Cortical representation of speech: selective, dynamic, adaptive"
3:00 - 5:00Informal Poster Session and Cocktail Hour