Western Kentucky University

Past Personnel

Past Smith Lab Personnel

 

Past Postdoctoral-researchers

Dr. Songhai Li, Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Feb.- Apr. 2009, Auditory brainstem response hearing tests of Prochilodus, Otocinclus, and Danio rerio, Research Fellow, Marine Mammal Research Laboratory, National University of Singapore

Dr. William T. Penberthy, 2008-2009, Real-time PCR validation of zebrafish microarray data during auditory hair cell regeneration, Research Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Science, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL

Dr. Huifang Sun, 2009-2013, Effects of growth hormone on zebrafish auditory hair cell regeneration, Medical Resident, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

 

Graduate students

Julie Schuck, Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2007, Hair cell regeneration in zebrafish; 2nd place graduate student oral presentation, Kentucky Academy of Science 2006 Annual Meeting, Physiology and Biochemistry Section, Thesis: "Auditory hair cell regeneration and gene expression in noise-exposed zebrafish (Danio rerio)"

Sri Kiran Kumar Botta, Sep. 2007- Dec. 2009, Thesis: "Development and role of peripheral auditory structures in Otocinclus affinis"

Chia-Hui Lin, Sep. 2007- Aug. 2010, Thesis: "The effect of growth hormone in the inner ear of zebrafish (Danio rerio) during hair cell regeneration"

Amanda Webb, Sep. 2010- Aug. 2011, Thesis: "Sound production in two loricariid catfishes"Yajie Wang, Sep. 2009- May 2012, Thesis: "The time-course of the effects of growth hormone during zebrafish auditory hair cell regeneration"

Gopinath Rajadinakaran, Sep. 2010- Aug. 2012, Thesis: "Next-Generation Sequencing reveals gene expression patterns in the zebrafish inner ear following growth hormone injection"

 

Undergraduate students

Reagan Gilley (Honors), Auditory brainstem response of fishes; 3rd place undergraduate student oral presentation, Kentucky Academy of Science 2006 Annual Meeting, Physiology and Biochemistry Section; 1st place undergraduate Biology student oral presentation, 37th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, 2007; Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Brian Rogers (Honors), Functional anatomy of loricariid catfishes; 1st place undergraduate student poster presentation, 37th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, 2007

Amanda Webb (Honors), Sound production in loricariid catfish; 2nd place undergraduate student oral presentation, Kentucky Academy of Science 2006 Annual Meeting, Zoology Section; Honorable Mention undergraduate Biology student oral presentation, 37th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, 2007.

Patrick Stewart (Honors), Sound localization in loricariid catfishes; 2009 Recipient of the Udall Scholarship

Gayatri Bhaskar, Bioacoustics of Polyphylla decemlineata.

Ruth Sudbeck, Innner ear morphology of Semiprochilodus

Elizabeth Malloy, The effects of pile-driving on striped bass and tilapia auditory hair cell densities

Amanda Beers (Honors), Behavioral context of sound production in Otocinclus affinis

Kyle Hawkins, Can noise exposure cause deficits in predator avoidance?

Mackenzie Perkins (Honors), Prophylactic effects of growth hormone on zebrafish auditory hair cell damage

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