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Megan Beers Wood, PhD - In Person 

March 7th, 2024 

Assistant Professor - Johns Hopkins University

Title: New Observations on the Immune Response of the Inner Ear and Painful Perception of Sound in Rodents


Brad Walters, PhD - In Person 

April 11th, 2024 

Assistant Professor - The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Title: Tools and Transcriptional Regulators:  Recent Work Investigating the Development of Our Senses of Hearing and Balance


Aditya Bade, PhD - In Person 

April 18th, 2024 

Assistant Professor - The University of Nebraska Medical Center

Title: Antiretrovirals During Pregnancy and Neurodevelopmental Deficits


Rev. Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, PhD - In Person 

April 30th, 2024 

Xavier Research Foundation, St. Xavier University, India

Title: Therapeutic Effects of Selected Phytochemicals and Their Semi=Synthetic Derivatives on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Lina Reiss, PhD - In Person 

August 3rd, 2023

Professor - Oregon Health and Science University

Title: Changes In Auditory Nerve Health After Cochlear Implantation


Surabhi Shukla, PhD - In Person 

August 10th, 2023

Assistant Professor - Creighton University

Title: Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors as a Potential Neurotrophic Agents


Ruben Stepanyan, PhD - Zoom 

September 14th, 2023

Assistant Professor - Case Western University

Title: The Role of Rapid Mitochondrial Calcium Uptake in Cochlear Cells


Lisa Nolan, PhD - Zoom 

Kings College - UK

September 28th, 2023

Title: Understanding the role of the Estrogen-related receptor gamma (ESRRG) gene in hearing - the impact of sex

Paul Casella, MFA - In Person - Buffett Cancer Center

June 27th, 2023 (8:00am - Noon)

Consultant - Office of Faculty Affairs and Development - University of Iowa Health Care

Title: Writing Effective NIH Grant Applications: A Seminar for Postdoctoral Scholars


Surabhi Shukla, PhD - In Person (Canceled)

March 9th, 2023

Assistant Professor - Creighton University

Title: Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors as a Potential Neurotrophic Agents


Lisa Nolan, PhD - Zoom (Canceled)

March 23rd, 2023

Title: N/A


Rachel Wiland-Charnley, PhD - In Person (Canceled) 

March 30th, 2023

Professor - South Dakota State University

Title: Playing Hide and Seek with Cancer-Uncovering How Cancer Cells Utilize Simple Sugars to Evade the Immune System


Judy Dubno, PhD - In Person

April 27th, 2023

Title: Age-related Hearing Loss: Translation from Animal Models to Human Hearing

Cong Tian, PhD - In Person

August 4th, 2022

Y4 Postdoctoral fellow, CU, Dr. Steyger lab)

Title: Viral-like inflammation and Ototoxicity 


Dr. Shashank Dravid - In Person

August 11th, 2022

Associate Professor, Creighton University

Title: Synapse Organizer Glutamate Delta-1 Receptor: Neural Circuits and Disease


Dr. Egon Ranghini - Zoom 

August 18th, 2022

(10x Genomics) Spatial Transcriptomics 

Title: Trailblazing the Future of Spatial Biology


Dr. Angie Garinis - Zoom 

August 25th, 2022

Professor, OHSU

Title: Sensitized Monitoring for Aminoglycoside Induced Hearing Loss in Neonates in Intensive Care


Dr. Metherate - In Person

September 8th, 2022

Professor, University of California, Irvine

Title: Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors "Sharpen" receptive fields in auditory cortex: Towards a drug therapy for central auditory processing disorders 


Dr. Uri Manor - In Person

September 29th, 2022

Assistant Research Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA

Title: Novel molecular and computational tools for organelle dynamics in health and disease


Dr. Jinkyung Kim - In Person

November 10th, 2022

Senior Postdoctoral, Stanford University

Title: Watching the Cochlea in Action Through In Vivo Investigation


Dr. Sidharth Mahapatra - In Person

December 1st, 2022

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UNMC

Title: Deciphering Molecular Mechanisms Triggering Pediatric Group 3 Medulloblastomas


Dr. Goran Laurell - Zoom

December 8th, 2022

Translational Hearing Center Sponsored Seminar 

Title: Cisplatin - an old antineoplastic drug with ototoxic effects





Joseph A. Knezetic PhD & Stuart Martens, JD
June 30th, 2022 - Zoom
Creighton University
"Research Intellectual Property and Disclosures/Research Compliance and Ethics Seminar"

Dwight E. Bergles
January 13th, 2022 - Zoom
The John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professor of Neuroscience
"Sounds in Silence: How Supporting Cells in the Cochlea Initiate Development of the Auditory System"

Corey R. Hopkins, PhD
March 29th, 2022 - Zoom
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"Discovery and Characterization of Novel Small Molecules as in Vivo Tool Compounds for CNS Disorders"

Ebenezer Yamoah, PhD
April 7th, 2022 - Zoom
University of Nevada
Professor of Neuroscience
"The Insatiable Use of Mechanical Energy by Inner Ear Sensory Cells"

Kate Fernandez, Au.D., PhD
April 21st, 2022
In Person Meeting
"Statins Reduce Ototoxicity: A Bench to Bedside Story"

Paul C. Trippier, PhD
April 26th, 2022 - Zoom
University of Nebraska Medical Center
"AKR1C3 Inhibitors to Counter Drug Resistant Cancers"

Sharon Kujawa (Postponed)
Title: TBD

Angue Garinis, PhD, CCC-A (Postponed)
In Person Meeting
Title: TBD

Dawn Konrad-Martin
October 7th 2021 - Zoom
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
VA Portland Health Care System
Using Automated Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Improving Ototoxicity Management

Robert Strongin
October 28th, 2021 - Zoom
Portland State University
Professor of Organic Chemistry
Inherently Targeted Abiotic Molecular Probes for Imaging and Biosensing