Events Archive

OHRC Speaker Series

Past presentations:

Corné J Cross, M.D., Professor of Neuroscience, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK will present a seminar entitled, "The hunt for otoprotective drug candidates: to fish or to trap?" On Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 10:45 am in The Vollum M1441.

Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders; Joint appointment in Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology. University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Key factors contributing to spatial hearing abilities in bilateral cochlear implant users: Perception, auditory plasticity and listening effort" on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm in the Vollum M1441.

Jennifer Stone, Ph.D., Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery University of Washington-Seattle, "Keeping the balance: Maintenance and regeneration of vestibular hair cells in adult mice" Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the Vollum M1441.

Amir Lahav, Sc.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, "Auditory Brain Development in Preterm Infants: Challenges of the Current Hospital Environment," Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in the Vollum M1441.

Zheng-Yi Chen, D.Phil., Associate Professor, Eaton-Peabody, Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye &Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School,  "Rebuild of mammalian inner ear in a dish,"  Friday November 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Vollum M1441.

Santiago Jaramillo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Institute of Neuroscience and Dept of Biology University of Oregon, Eugene, "Neural pathways for auditory cognition in rodents,"  April 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm in the Vollum M1441.

The Vollum Institute and the Oregon Hearing Research Center co-hosted the following talks:

Sasa Jovanovic, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, University of Leipzig, Germany, "Purinergic modulation of developing central auditory circuits" Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2-3 pm in the Vollum M1441.

Didier Dulon, Ph.D., INSERM and the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Neurocampus, "How does otoferlin control transmitter release at the hair cell ribbon synapse?"  Friday, February 26, 2016 at 2-3 pm in the Vollum M1441.

2016-17 OHRC Journal Club

April 18, 2017Tenzin Ngodup, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trussell Lab: Changes in properties of auditory nerve synapses following conductive hearing loss. Zhuang et al. (2017) J Neurosci, 37:323-332. PDF

April 11, 2017George Burwood, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Nuttall Lab: A connexin30 mutation rescues hearing and reveals roles for gap junctions in cochlear amplification and micromechanics. Lukashkin, V.A. et al. (2017) Nature Communications, 8. PDF

April 4, 2017Professors Peter Barr-Gillespie & John Brigande (Special Presentation): Efficient genome editing in the mouse brain by local delivery of engineered Cas9 ribonucleoprotein complexes. Staahl, B.T. et al., (2017) Nat Biotech, advance online publication. PDF

March 28, 2017Peter Barr-Gillespie, PhD, Professor: Mechanosensory hair cells express two molecularly distinct mechanotransduction channels. Wu, Z. et al., (2017) Nat Neurosci, 20(1):24-33. PDF

March 21, 2017Xiaohan Wang, Postdoctoral Student, Shi Lab: Effects of long-term exercise on age-related hearing loss in mice. Han, C. et al., (2016) J Neurosci 36(44):11308-19. PDF

December 6, 2016Lina Reiss, PhD, OHRC: Learning pitch with STDP: A computational model of place and temporal pitch perception using spiking neural networks. Saeedi, N.E., et al. (2016) PLoS Comp Biol: (2016) DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004860. PDF 

November 29, 2016Peter Barr-Gillespie, Professor: A link between planar polarity and staircase-like bundle architecture in hair cells. Tarchini, B. et al. (2016) Development, 143(21):3926-32. PDF

November 15, 2016Qing Yu, PhD, Postdoctoral Student, Nuttall Lab: The redox protein p66shc mediates cochlear vascular dysfunction and transient noise-induced hearing loss. Fetoni, A.R. et al. (2016) Sci Rep, 6:25450. PDF

November 8, 2016John Brigande, Associate Professor OHRC: Kremen1 regulates mechanosensory hair cell development in the mammalian cochlea and the zebrafish lateral line.Mulvaney, J.F. et al. (2016) Sci Rep, 6:31668. PDF

November 1, 2016Larry Trussell, Professor OHRC: Spontaneous activity of cochlear hair cells triggered by fluid secretion mechanism in adjacent support cells. Wang, H.C., et al. (2015) Cell, 163:1348-59. PDF

October 25, 2016Italia Pacentine, Nicolson Lab: Development and localization of reverse-polarity mechanotransducer channels in cochlear hair cells. Beurg, M. et al. (2016) Proc Nat'l Acad Sci U S A, 113(24):6767-72. PDF

October 18, 2016Tianying Ren, Professor OHRC: Gating of acoustic transducer channels is shaped by biomechanical filter processes. Hummel, J. et al. (2016) J Neurosci, 36(8):2377-82. PDF

October 11, 2016Daniela Saderi, David Lab: Distinct subthreshold mechanisms underlying rate-coding principles in primate auditory cortex. Gao, L., et al. (2016) Neuron, 91(4):905-19. PDF1  / PDF2

October 4, 2016Dr. Wang Xiaohan, Postdoctoral Student, Shi Lab: S1PR2 variants associated with auditory function in humans and endocochlear potential decline in mouse. Ingham, N.J. et al. (2016) Sci Rep 6. PDF

2016 Northwest Auditory and Vestibular Research Meeting (NWAVRM)

The Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University will be hosting this year's Northwest Auditory and Vestibular Research Meeting (NWAVRM). The NWAVRM is a biennial meeting that brings together researchers across Oregon and Washington, with topics spanning mechanics, sensory transduction, and central neural processing of hearing and balance. The conference will run from October 14-15, 2016.  Learn more

2016 Northwest Auditory and Vestibular Research Meeting (NWAVRM)

October 14-15, 2016 Portland, OR

Friday 12 pm - Saturday 1 pm, Vey Conference Center at Oregon Health and Science University

The Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University will be hosting this year's Northwest Auditory and Vestibular Research Meeting (NWAVRM). The NWAVRM is a biennial meeting that brings together researchers across Oregon and Washington, with topics spanning mechanics, sensory transduction, and central neural processing of hearing and balance. Note that this year the meeting has moved to a Friday-to-Saturday schedule.

Attendees are invited to present their research in posters (4 x 4 feet max. size) or brief talks (12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions). We especially encourage students and postdoctoral fellows to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with their neighbors. To this end, we have made a strong effort to keep registration costs low.

Keynote speakers and topics range from the auditory periphery: Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh (University of Washington), Tianying Ren (OHSU), Xiaorui Shi (OHSU), to vestibular/clinical: Timothy Hullar (OHSU) to the central auditory system and human perception: Michael Wehr (University of Oregon), Matthew Winn (University of Washington).  For more detail, see the meeting agenda.

Real-time captioning will be provided. In addition, assistive listening devices with neckloops or mono/stereo headphones will be available on request. 

Important deadlines: 
* Deadline to submit abstracts for short talks: Passed* Deadline to submit poster titles: Passed* Deadline for online registration: Tuesday, October 12 (after this date, you can register on-site)* For those seeking hotel accommodations, hotel blocks are only valid until September 14 for the River's Edge and until September 28 for University Place.

To register and for more information, go to the registration website.

For suggested hotel accommodations, see hotel list with reserved blocks and rates.

For how to get there, see driving directions, parking, and directions from the tram.

Thanks to our 2016 NWAVRM Sponsors:
Advanced Bionics Corporation
A-M Systems
VWR International
Tucker-Davis Technologies

Please forward this information to any colleagues who may be interested. Contact Stephen David or Lina Reiss  if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you in October!

Stephen David and Lina Reiss, co-chairs
Oregon Hearing Research Center