CTSI Seminar Series: Listening through noise: Search for Autism biomarkers

Autism_Awareness_RibbonThe CTSI Seminar Series for Spring 2014 continues on Tuesday, March 25th with a presentation by Anne Luebke, PhD and Loisa Bennetto, PhD. Drs. Luebke and Bennetto will be presenting their research in a seminar entitled “Listening through noise: Search for Autism biomarkers.” Dr. Luebke is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Medical Center. Dr. Bennetto is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology on River Campus. The research done in the Bennetto Lab is broadly directed at examining the neurocognitive bases of developmental disabilities, with the ultimate goal of understanding how atypical neurocognitive development relates to deficits in social-communication functioning as well as everyday difficulties with adaptive functioning. The goal of the Luebke lab is to understand the role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss both at the molecular and at the systems level. Specifically, they are interested in agents that block or enhance the action of receptors on outer hair cells of the cochlea, which enhance hearing and decrease hearing loss.

The theme of the Spring 2014 series is “Crossing Elmwood: River Campus-Medical Center Research Collaborations” and will showcase ongoing research collaborations between the University research community and the Medical Center. The series also aims to stimulate new research teams and areas of investigation capitalizing on the existing strength of faculty and programs. The Organizing Committee for the series includes Robert Holloway, MD, MPH, Peter Lennie, PhD, Rob Clark, PhD, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD, Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, David Williams, PhD, Richard Waugh, PhD,  and Joanna Olmsted, PhD.

The series takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. You can access the full schedule here. Lunch is provided. Please provide your own beverage. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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