The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences has recently completed construction on a brand new lab in Morrill Hall, which is dedicated to cochlear-implant research. The Auditory Perception and Modeling Lab, directed by assistant professor Matthew Goupell and funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the University of Maryland, is one of few labs worldwide conducting research on bilateral cochlear implants.
Now that the irrepressible 69-year-old Dr Popper is preparing for retirement, colleagues are wondering if anyone can take Popper's place and whether he'll actually slow down.
Dr Arthur Popper
Dr. Catherine Carr is on a sabbatical at Oldenberg University in Germany.
Dr. Carr is recipient of a Humbolt fellowship. Her postdoctoral student Dr. Go Ashida also received Humbolt support.
Picture shows Dr. Carr's colleague, Dr Christine Koppl, professor of Biology, Dr. Ashida, Dr. Carr, and Dr. Babette Simon, president of Oldenberg University.
Subplate neurons (SPNs) are a population of neurons in the mammalian cerebral cortex that exist predominantly in the prenatal and early postnatal period. Loss of SPNs prevents the functional maturation of the cerebral cortex. SPNs receive subcortical input from the thalamus and relay this information to the developing cortical plate and thereby can influence cortical activity in a feedforward manner. Little is known about potential feedback projections from the cortical plate to SPNs.