Training Program




Departmental Affiliations



Director: Ellen Covey, Department of Psychology, Tel: 206-616-8112,


Coordinator: Philip Burger, Department of Psychology, Tel: 206-543-8879,


The 4th Annual Auditory Neuroscience Retreat

Thursday May 11, 2006

Waterfront Activities Center

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Dan Sanes

Center for Neural Science

New York University

Schedule of events (downloadable version):

8:45 – 9:10 am – Coffee and munchies


9:10 am – Welcome and Introduction


9:15 – 10:00 am - Brief talks by Trainees

1) MacKenzie Howard - "A K+ channel-controlled developmental switch in GABA signal processing in the avian cochlear nucleus"

2) Marina Kuznetsova - "Adaptation in nucleus magnocellularis"

3) Curtis Joseph Billings – “Effects of amplification and stimulus intensity on cortical auditory evoked potentials”


10:00 – 10:15 am – Coffee and Discussions


10:15 am – 11:15 pm –– Keynote Lecture

Dan Sanes, Ph.D.

Professor, Center for Neural Science and

Department of Biology,

New York University

“Development of auditory function & the impact of hearing loss”


11:45 – 12:45 am - Brief talks by Trainees

4) Sam Gale – “The role of basal ganglia dopamine in birdsong learning”

5) Eva Ma - "Hair cell regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line post neomycin-induced damage"

6) Chris Templeton - "Effects of early testosterone on song crystallization and learning in song sparrows"

7) Anne Marie Wissman – “Neurotrophins and seasonal plasticity in the avian song system”


1:00 – 2:15 pm – Lunch


2:30 – 6:00 pm – Informal Meetings for Trainees with Dan Sanes at the VM Bloedel Hearing Research Center Library


Previous retreats: Click here to find information on previous retreats