Welcome to Auditory Neuroscience in theĀ Department of Neurobiology

We are an interactive and collaborative group of three laboratories studying the structure, function, and plasticity of auditory circuits in health and disease. We investigate auditory circuits at multiple levels using state-of-the-art anatomical, physiological, imaging, and behavioral techniques.

 

Trainees will have the opportunity to investigate fundamental questions in auditory neuroscience using a multidisciplinary approach, leveraging the combined expertise of our team. Eligible trainees also have the opportunity to participate in the institutional training grant ‘Training in auditory and vestibular neuroscience’, co-directed by Karl Kandler and Bill Yates.

 

Recent Highlights

White noise reduces hearing damage from acoustic trauma in mice (PDF) – Kandler lab’s research featured in Tinnitus Today (magazine of the American Tinnitus Association).

White noise lowers tinnitus risk (link) – Kandler lab’s research highlighted by Nature magazine.

Positions:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Sadagopan lab.

 

Links

Department of Neurobiology

Department of Bioengineering (BioE, Neural Engineering)

Department of Otolaryngology

Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

School of Medicine Graduate Studies Office

 

 

Support

We are grateful to the following organizations for their past or current generous support of our work:

National Institutes on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation.

 

If you would like to support our work, please contact Karl Kandler.