Current and Past Doctoral & Postdoctoral Students in C-CEBH labs

 

(Note: students highlighted in yellow are past trainees supported by our NIH Training Grant)

 

Trainees

 

Faculty Member

Pre
or Post

Training Period

Title of Research Project

Current Position

AbdallaHisham

Horiuchi

Pre

2002 -

Spectral Cues for Localization in Bats

Engineer, Hewlett Packard - CA

Aggarwal, Anu Horiuchi Pre 2013 - VLSI-based Conductance Models of bat LSO  
Akram, Sahar Shamma Pre 2010 - Sound streaming in the auditory cortex  
Ashida, Go Carr Post 2008-2013 Models of coincidence detection Research Associate, Univ Oldenberg

Atiani, Serin

Shamma

Pre

2004 - 2010

Plasticity in the secondary auditory cortex (PEG)

Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University and Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada

Aytekin, Murat

Moss

Pre

1999-2006

Behavioral studies and modeling of vertical localization

Research Associate, Boston University
Barrett, Jessica Gordon-Salant Pre 2004-2008 Auditory profiles in vestibular schwannoma Audiologist, US Army
Barrett, Mary Goupell, Gordon-Salant Pre 2013 - Speech understanding & signal detection in noise in bilateral cochlear implants  
Baxter, Caitlin Carr Pre 2012-2014 Development of sound localization Veterinary School, Oregon State
Bandyopadhyay, Sharba Kanold Post 2007-2013 Circuits in the neonatal auditory cortex Associate Professor, NBRC India, Wellcome Trust
Bierman, Hilary Carr Post 2009-2011 Alligator sound localization Instructor, University of Maryland

Blumenrath, Sandra

Dooling

Pre

2005-2014

Sound degradation

Science Education Fellow, HHMI

Boger, Eric

Popper

Pre

2005-2007

Molecular biology of myosin XV

Staff, NIH

Bohn, Kirsten

Moss

Pre

1999-2004

Auditory perception and acoustic communication in the greater spear-nosed bat, Phyllostumus hastatus

Assistant Professor, Florida International University
Bologna, Will Gordon-Salant (with Chatterjee) Pre 2008 - Perceived listening effect for a tonal task with contralateral competing signals  
Bonin, Claudia Simon Pre 2005-2010 Spatial Reaching and MEG Self-employed
Brown, Stacey Dooling Pre 2000-2002 Auditory spectral resolution in birds Physician assistant
Callahan, Julia Gordon-Salant Pre 2002-2007 The benefits of closed captioning for elderly hearing aid users

Pediatric Audiologist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston

Cannavo, Justine Gordon-Salant Pre 2004-2008 Predicting the loudness discomfort level from the acoustic reflex threshold Audiologist, VA Medican Center, Northport, NY
Casper, Brandon Popper Post 2008-2013 Effects of noise on fishes Researcher, U.S. Navy, Groton, CT
Cervantes, Francisco Simon Pre 2011 - Auditory Coding in MEG  

Chadha, Mohit

Moss

Pre

2005-2014

Neural mechanisms of audiomotor integration in bats

Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory (UMD)

Chait, Maria Simon Pre 2001-2006 Auditory edge detection Senior Lecturer, Univ College London
Cheely, Matthew Horiuchi Pre 2000-2006 Delay-tuned cells in bat echolocation Engineer, Interactive Intelligence
Chi, Tai Shamma Pre 1998-2003 Reconstruction of Speech from Dynamic Cortical Representation

Assistant Professor, EE, National Chiao Tung Unversity

Chicoli, Amanda Popper Pre 2012-2014 Mechanisms of information transmission in schooling fish  

Chiu, Chen

Moss

Post

2002-2008

Role of external ear in 3-D spatial localization

Research Associate, University of Maryland

Chiu, Chen

Moss

Post

2014 -

Adaptive behaviors

 

Coffin, Allison

Popper

Pre

2000-2006

Evolution of vertebrate sensory hair cells

Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Cohen, Julie Gordon-Salant Pre 2008-2012 The effect of age and type of visual distracter on AV speech perception Research audiologist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Cole, Stacey

Gordon-Salant

Pre

2003-2014

Cognition versus Audition: The Effect of Working Memory and Processing Speed on Speech Recognition Abilities in Elderly Normal and Hearing–Impaired Listeners

 

Coleman, Sadie Gordon-Salant Pre 2012 - Effect of temporal processing time and memory load on speech perception in noise  
Corcoran, Aaron Moss Post 2013 - Sonar jamming  
Costantino, Kerrianne Gordon-Salant Pre 2012 - Perception of temporal and spectral cues in accented English by younger and older listeners  
Craver, Nicole Gordon-Salant Pre 2005-2009 Directional benefit for listeners with different degrees of hearing loss and audiometric configuration Audiologist, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Cui, Yuwei Butts Pre 2011 - Cortical coding of vision  

David, Stephen

Shamma

Post

2007-2012

 

Nonlinear Analysis of Signal Processing, Reward-related Responses

 

Oregon Health Sciences University
Delguedo, Diego Shamma (with Fritz) Pre 2010 - Role of Prefrontal cortex in rapid plasticity  
Deng, Rongkang Kanold Pre 2011 - Development of auditory cortex circuits  

Deng, Xiaohong

Popper

Pre

2000 -2009

Ears of deep-sea fishes

Staff scientist, FDA
Deshmukh, Om Epsy-Wilson Pre 1999-2006 Synergy of Acoustic Phonetics and Auditory Modeling Towards Robust Speech Recognition IBM Research India
Deshmukh, Om Epsy-Wilson Post 2006 Speech Enhancment based on Modified Phase Opponency Model IBM Research India

Ding, Nai

Simon

Pre

2007-2012

Auditory Coding in MEG

Postdoc, New York University

Donaldson, Kevin

Kanold(with Shamma and Fritz)

Pre

2006 -

Neural mechanisms of plasticity

 

Drnec, Kim

Simon

Pre

2007-2013

Somatosensory Responses in Cattle

Army Research Lab
Easter, Kyle Goupell Pre 2011-2013 Speech understanding & signal detection in noise in bilateral cochlear implants  
Eisenberg, Daniel Goupell Pre 2013 - Speech understanding & signal detection in noise in bilateral cochlear implants  
ElHailali, Mounya Shamma (with Fritz) Pre 2000-2006 Nonlinear Spectrotemporal Analysis of Cortical Responses Assistant Professor EE Department, Johns Hopkins University
Ellis, Robert Anderson (with Goupell) Pre 2012 - Effects of aging on binaural processing  
Erwin, Harry Moss Pre 1996-2000 A computational sensorimotor model of bat biosonar Senior Lecturer, Sunderland, England
Evans, Lauren Goupell (with Newman) Pre 2012 - Developmental Analysis of Prosody in Vocoded Speech  

Evsen, Lale

(NIH & UMD)

Popper

Pre

2004-2011

Development of hair cells in chick

Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University

Falk, Ben

Moss

Pre

2007-2014

Target discrimination by sonar in free-flying bats

 

Ferruggiaro, Anne

Gordon-Salant

Pre

2006-2010

Masking and bi-sensory cues

Audiologist, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore

Francis, Nikolas Shamma Post 2011 - Behavior-Induced Plasticity in A1 and PFC  

Friedman, Sarah

Gordon-Salant

Pre

2002-2009

Effects of blindness on auditory temporal processing of speech in older adults

Audiologist (Israel)

Fritz, Jonathan Shamma Post 2002-2004 Attention, learning, memory and plasticity in auditory and prefrontal cortex Associate Research Scientist, ISR
Garcia-Romero, Daniel Epsy-Wilson Pre 2004-2012 Robust Speaker Recognition based on Latent Variable Models Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence
Gassert, Juliette Gordon-Salant Pre 2010 - The effect of visual distraction and a secondary task on auditory-visual speech perception in older and younger adults  

Ghose, Kaushik

Moss

Pre

1999-2007

Spatial attention in echolocating bats

Research Associate Massachusetts General Hospital
Gifford, Gordon Moss Post 2005-2006 Auditory motion processing along the range axis Private consultant in computer systems and data analysis

Glaze, Chris

Carr

Pre

2005-2010

Models of song production

Post-doc, University of Pennsylvania

Gmitter, Christine Gordon-Salant Pre 2003-2008 Age-related effects on the threshold equalizing noise test Audiologist, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Goodrich Smith, Whitney Newman Post 2010-2011 Gesture and Speech Perception in Language Acquisition Adjunct Professor, Ecole de Gouvernance et Economie (EGE), Rabat, Morocco
Halverston, Michele Popper Post 2003-2010 Hearing by clupeid fishes Senior Scientist, Continental Shelf Associates
Heffner, Chris Newman Pre 2012 - Not yet defined  

Hertz, Dan

Simon

Post

2008 - 2010

Properties of filter banks in the human auditory cortex

 

Higgs, Dennis

Popper

Post

1999-2003

Ultrasound detection in fish

University of Windsor
Hill, Jennifer Popper Post 2005-2007 Effects of sound on hearing Associate Professor, Montgomery College

Hwang, Helen

Gordon-Salant

Pre

2006-2010

Cell phones, hearing aids, and performance by hearing-impaired listeners

Audiologist, Kaiser-Permanente, Washington, DC

Jenkings, Kim Anderson Pre 2010 - The use of speech-evoked brainstem measures for assessing hearing aid function  

Jenkins, Julian

Poeppel

Pre

2009-2011

Physiological Measurement of Auditory Perceptual and Physical Space: Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of Ecological Signals

 
Jensen, Marianne Moss Post 2002-2005 Echolocation in complex acoustic environments Chemistry faculty, high school, Denmark

Jones, Adam

Kanold

Pre

2009 -

Neurophysiological and 2-photon imaging studies of auditory activity in SC of the echolocating bat

 

Kai, Yan

Carr

Pre

2003-2007

Calcium Binding Protein expression in gecko brainstem

Medical Resident, Robert Wood Johnson

Kalluri, Sridhar

Shamma

Post

2001-2004

Cochlear properties and hearing impairment

 
Khanaga, Vahid Espy-Wilson Post 2013 - Robust Pitch Tracking  

King, Kelly

Gordon-Salant

Pre

2003-2011

Characterization of the auditory phenotype in Niemann-Pick Disease, Type C

Research Audiologist, NIDCD, NIH

Ko, Yi-Chun Epsy-Wilson Pre 2013 - Emotion Recognition from Speech  
Kothari, Ninad Moss Pre 2012 - Sensorimotor integration  
Krishna, Rajaram Carr Pre 2007-2008 Information processing in the auditory system  
Krishnan, Anand Moss Post 2014 - Multisensory processing  
Krishnan, Lakshmi Shamma Pre 2012 - Computational auditory scene analysis  
Lapreziosa, Natalie Gordon-Salant Pre 2010 - Impact of predictability of target stimulus auditory-visual cues on speech understanding performance  
Lauer, Amanda Dooling Pre 2000-2006 Auditory perception in Budgerigar Research Assistant professor
Lee, Wu-Jung Moss Post 2013 - Natural scene perception  

Liang, Jin

(NIH & UMD)

Popper

Pre

2004-2010

Genetics of hair cell regeneration

Postdoc, Cornell University
Libbin, Barbara Gordon-Salant Pre 2004-2008 Temporary changes in auditory function and marching band members Audiologist Feldman ENT group, Bethesda, MD
Lieberman, Rachel Anderson Pre 2012 - Neural differntiation of speech sounds in infants  
Liu, Cheng-Hang Kanold Post 2007 - Role of subplate in the maturaion of inhibition in auditory cortex  
Lochmann, Timm Butts Post 2009-2011 Cortical processing of natural vision Postdoctoral Fellow, TU Berlin

Lohr, Bernie

Dooling

Post

 

Perception of complex sounds by birds

University of Maryland Baltimore County. Lohr Lab.

Lu, Zhongmin

Popper

Post

1994-1999

Physiology of eighth nerve units of the ear

University of Miami

Lunetta, Stacy

Gordon-Salant

Pre (Au.D.)

2006-2010

Effects of stimulus duration on DPOAE Amplitude in Young and Elderly Listeners

Audiologist, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Ma, Ling

Shamma

Pre

 

2004-2011

The role of attention in streaming

Microstrategies, Inc.

MacLeod, Katrina

Carr

Post

2001-2004

Coding in nucleus angularis

Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Mann, David

Popper

Post

1995-1997

Temporal parameters in acoustic communication

University of South Florida

Mao, Beatrice

Moss

Pre

2008 -

Comparative studies of cochlear function and gene expression

Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory (UMD)
Masgarani, Nima Shamma (with Fritz) Pre 2003-2008 Representation of Speech in the Auditory Cortex Faculty position, EE Department, Columbia University

MassoudTarek

Horiuchi

Pre

2005 - 2012

Spatial Memory in Echolocating Bats

Engineer, Intel - OR

McAlister, Erin Gordon-Salant Pre 2003-2007 Investigation of frequency characteristics of DPOAEs using suppressors of varying bandwidth and center frequency presented in a forward masking paradigm Audiologist, House Ear Institute, LA
McFarland, James Butts Post 2011 - Role of eye movements in cortical processing  
Meng, Linda Kanold Post 2011- Silent synapses in Auditory cortex  
Merritt, Raymond Popper Pre 2004-2009 Genetics of the inner ear Assist. Professor, Gallaudet College

Meyer, Michaela

Popper

Pre

1999-2008

Auditory mechanisms in a primitive fish

Postdoc, Harvard University
Miles-Jackson, Kathryn Anderson Pre 2010 - Effects of ampliifaction and enhanced signal-to-noise ratio on the auditory brainstem response to speech in noise  
Mirbagheri, Majid Shamma Pre 2008-2014 Speech enhancement and Speaker Identification  
Mitra, Vikramjit Epsy-Wilson Pre 2005-2009 Improving Robustness of Speech Recogniton Systems using Articuatory Information Research Engineer, SRI International
Mitra, Vikramjit Epsy-Wilson Post 2009-2010   Research Engineer, SRI International

Morini, Giovanna

Newman

Pre

2008 -

Toddlers’ ability to learn words in the presence of noise

 

Morton, Janet Gordon-Salant Pre 2002-2011 Timbre perception in adults: The effects of age, frequency, hearing loss and amplification Audiologist, Annapolis, MD
Nagode, Dan Kanold Post 2012 - Development of corticothalamic connections and autism  
Orzechowski, Krystyna Kanold Pre 2011 - Development of auditory cortex  
Osmanski, Michael Dooling Pre 2000-2008 Vocal production in Budgerigar Post doc Johns Hopkins Univ
Pickett, Erin Gordon-Salant Pre 2010-2014 Perception of lexical stress in accented speech by younger and older listeners  

Plachta, Dennis

Popper

Post

2000-2002

Physiology of inner ear responses

University of Freiburg

Poling, Kirstan

Popper

Post

2001-2003

Hearing by zebrafish

University of Windsor
Presacco, Alessandro Anderson (co-mentor) Post 2010 - effects of aging on subcortical and cortical encoding of speech in noise  
Pruthi, Tarun Epsy-Wilson Pre 2001-2007 Analysis, Vocal Tract Modeling, and Automatic Detection of Vowel Nasalization Starkey  Laboratories, Inc.
Pruthi, Tarun Epsy-Wilson Post 2010 Robust Speaker Recognition Starkey  Laboratories, Inc.
Puvvada, Krishna Simon Pre 2011 - Auditory Coding in MEG  

Ramcharitar, John

Popper

Pre

1998-2003

Structure-function relationships in the auditory system of Sciaenid fish

Assoc. Prof., St. Mary’s College
Roarke, Oliver Butts Pre 2012 - Hierarchical processing of sensory information  
Rodriguez Campos, Francisco Goupell Post 2013 - Speech understanding & signal detection in noise in bilateral cochlear implants  
Runchey, Matthew Horiuchi Pre 2011-2013 Spiking Models of the Bat SC  
Sabottke, Carl Butts Pre 2013 - Mechanisms of sensory computation  
Sahu, Saurabh Espy-Wilson Pre 2013 - Speech BioMarkers for Depression  
Schurman, Jaclyn Gordon-Salant Pre 2011 - Effect of listening effort on speech recognition in noise as a function of sentence context  
Serano, Peter Shamma (with Fritz) Pre 2013 - fMRI during auditory behaviors in ferret  
Schinkel-Bielefeld, Nadja Butts Post 2009-2011 Cortical processing of natural stimuli Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute

Schvartz, Kara

 

Gordon-Salant (co-advisor)

Pre

2004-2010

Multi-channel signal processing with cochlear implants

Researcher, Auditory Prosthesis Perception & Psychophysics Lab, Kresge Hearing Institute, University of Michigan

Shader, Maureen Gordon-Salant (with Goupell) Pre 2013 -

Age-induced decline in audition and cognition in people with and without cochlear implants

 

Shechter, Barak

Kanold

Post

2009-2012

Circuitry and plasticity of developing A1 in vitro

Senior Java Developer

Sheikh, Aminah Kanold Pre 2011 - Development of auditory cortex circuits  

Simon, Jonathan

Carr

(with Shamma)

Post

2001 -

Modeling of sound localization

Associate Professor

University of Maryland College Park

Sinha, Shiva

Moss

Pre

1998-2005

Audiovocal responses in the bat superior colliculus

Research Associate, Indiana University
Sivaraman, Ganesh Epsy-Wilson Pre 2013 - Multilingual Gestural Models For Robust Language-Independent Speech Recognition  

Smith, Michael

Popper

Post

2001-2005

Effect of high intensity sound on aging in fish

Associate Professor, University of Western Kentucky

Spanjer Wright, Genevieve

Moss

Pre

2005-2013

Acoustic communication and social learning in bats

Postdoc, University of Maryland

Spencer, Michele Gordon-Salant Pre 2002-2007 Reliability and test environment of the SCAN-A with children ages 12-15 Audiologist, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Audiology and Hearing Conservation, Ft. Meade, MD
Stakhovskaya, Olga Goupell Pre 2011 - Speech understanding & signal detection in noise in bilateral cochlear implants  
Stockbridge, Melissa Newman Pre 2012 - not defined yet  
Strait, Dana Shamma Post 2013 - Representation of sequential sounds  
Taliaferro, Laura Goupell Pre 2013 - Speech understanding & signal detection in noise in bilateral cochlear implants  
Tang, Yezhong Carr Post 2001-2008 NMDA Receptor expression Faculty, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu
Therrien, Sara Carr Pre 2008 - Auditory mechanisms in diving birds  

Tu, Vicky

Dooling

Pre

2004-2011

Perception of warble in budgerigars

Research Associate, Virginia Tech

Ulanovsky, Nachum

Moss

Post

2004-2007

Spatial representation

Assistant Professor, Weizmann Institute
Veneman, Carrie Gordon-Salant Pre 2006-2010 Age and measurement time-of-day effects on speech recognition in Noise. Audiologist, Hearing Health Care, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

Vernaleo, Beth

Dooling

Pre

2006-2012

Perception of song in the zebra finch

Program officer, Parkinson's Foundation

Vishnubhotla, Srikanth Espy-Wilson Pre 2004-2011 Segregation of Speech Signals in Noisy Environments Sr. Research Scientist, Nuance Communications

Viswanathan, Sarada

Kanold

Pre

2009-2014

Development of auditory cortex circuits

 

Vogel, Chelsea Gordon-Salant Pre 2011 - Working memory and speech perception as a function of age  
Waked, Arifi Goupell Pre 2013 - Developmental Analysis of Prosody in Vocoded Speech  
Waldroup, Christopher Gordon-Salant Pre 2009-2013 Effect of training on perception of accented speech by elderly listeners Audiologist, US Army

Watkins, Paul

Kanold

Post

2010-2013

Auditory cortex circuits

Computer Systems Analyst at NIH/NINDS

Wess, Jessica

Kanold

Pre

2008-2013

Development of auditory cortex

 

Wess, Jessica Gordon-Salant (with Grant) Pre 2009 - The effect of spectral manipulations on spatial release from masking in simulations of cochlear implants for single-sided deafness  

Wilkins, Heather

Popper

Pre

1995-2004

Development of sensory hair cells in the avian basilar papilla

Assoc. Prof, Ascension College, Worchester MA
Willis, Katie Carr Pre 2008-2014 Calcium binding protein expression in gecko brainstem  
Willison, Hannah Gordon-Salant Pre 2011 - Age-related differences in the temporal window of auditory-visual synchrony  

Winkowski,

Daniel

Shamma

Post

2007 -

present

Subcortical neural

mechanisms

 

Winkowski,

Daniel

Kanold (with Shamma)

Post

2008 -

Plasticity of A1 in vivo

 

Winn, Matthew

Chatterjee

Pre

2010 - 2012

Weighting of acoustic cues in phonetic perception

 

Wohlgemuth, Melville

Moss

Post

2009 -

Audio-motor integration necessary for ultra-sonic vocalizations in echololocating bats

 
Wysocki, Lidia Popper Post 2004-2006 Effects of intense sound on hearing  
Xiang, Juanjuan Simon Pre 2002-2008 Auditory Modulation Encoding in MEG

Vice President, Goldman-Sachs

Xu, Yanbo Shamma Pre 2010-2013 Streaming in the secondary auditory cortex Moved to Carol Espy-Wilson’s lab in ISR

Ye, Sun

Kanold

Pre

2009-2010

Development and plasticity of thalamocortical circuits in auditory cortex

 

Yin, Pingbo

Shamma(with Fritz)

Post

2005 -

Auditory Memory, Pitch Perception

 

Yovel, Yossi

Moss

Post

 

Beam Steering in the Fruit Bat

Tel-Aviv University ( The Bioacoustic Lab for Active Sensing and Perception)

Zeddies, David

Popper

Post

2003-2008

Biomechanical aspects of ultrasound detection

Senior Scientist, JASCO Applied Sciences
Zhang, Zhaoyan Espy-Wilson Post 2002-2004 Vocal tract modeling of American English /r/ and /l/ UCLA Medical School
Zhiping, Rock Shi Horiuchi Pre 2000-2006 VLSI modeling of the LSO, DNLL, and IC of the big brown bat Engineer, Agilent, CO
Zhou, Xinhui Epsy-Wilson Pre 2007-2009 An MRI-baesd articulatory and acoustic study of American English liquid sounds /r/ and /l/ Postdoc, University of Maryland
Zhou, Xinhui Epsy-Wilson Post 2010-2013 Vocal tract reconstruction and modeling using an image super-resolution technique NIH

Zhuo, Jiachen

Simon

Pre

2007-2011

Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging

Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore
Zion, Danielle Gordon-Salant Pre 2012 - Perception of speech prosody across the age span in normal-hearing, hearing-impaired, and cochlear-implant listeners