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Smith Neurobiology Lab


 Welcome to the Smith Lab

The primary focus of research in the Smith lab is the sensory biology of fish hearing.  We examine the auditory system of fishes in terms of anatomy and ultrastructure of the ear, and measure hearing sensitivity using electrophysiological recording.  Projects in our lab examine the teleost auditory system in biomedical, environmental, and ecological/evolutionary contexts. Interested in neuroscience and physiology?  If you are a motivated student interested in research in the Smith Lab, please contact Dr. Smith (

                    Dr. Michael E. Smith
                    Department of Biology
                    205A TCNW
                    Western Kentucky University
                    Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Photos from the Smith Lab:
Plecostomus ear dissectionZebrafish sacculeSEM hair cellsPectoral fin spine ridges SEMZebrafish saccule- phalloidin & DAPI

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 Last Modified 3/30/18