OHSU

Sensory Systems

Scientists in the Neuroscience Graduate Program investigate topics in a range of sensory systems including vision, hearing, olfaction, and pain. The Oregon Hearing Research Center has NGP investigators that work from the level of hair cells in the cochlea to processing of auditory signals in the brainstem and cortex, using methods from proteomics to forward genetics and developmental biology in zebrafish to whole-cell recording in the auditory brainstem.  Scientists in the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU are examining the function and structure of the vertebrate retina as well as translational approaches to eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. Other NGP investigators are examining the circuitry underlying processing in the olfactory system as well as brainstem circuits underlying pain transmission. To learn more about specific investigators studying sensory systems, click on the NGP faculty listed below, or contact them directly.

Brigande

Nechiporuk

Gillespie

Nicolson

Duvoisin

Aicher

David

Balkowiec

Heinricher

Nuttall

Reiss

Robinson

Steyger

Taylor

Trussell

von Gersdorff

Westbrook

Wright

Mello

Morgans

Roberts

Peter Gillespie