Past Smith Lab Personnel
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
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"
Yajie Wang, Sep. 2010-May 2012, Thesis: "The time-course of the effects of growth hormone during zebrafish (Danio rerio) auditory hair cell regeneration"
Bethany N. Coffey, Sep. 2012-Aug. 2014, Thesis: "Melanin as an oto-protective pigment in two fish species: Poecilia latipinna and Cyprinus carpio"
Amy K. Fehrenbach, Sep. 2013-May 2015, Thesis: "Hearing sensitivity and the effect of sound exposure on the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)"
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
Barrett Rogers, Description of the inner ear of Semaprochilodus
Denis Hodzic (Honors), Investigating the synergistic effects of cisplatin and two curcuminoid compounds on cancer
Kyle Weller, Mating calls of three prochilodontid fish species from Brazil
Taylor Billings, Effects of novel platinum(II) compounds on zebrafish hearing
Madison Heine, Effects of novel platinum(II) compounds on the zebrafish inner ear
Steven King, Auditory evoked potentials of axolotls
Sanida Palavra, Sensory structures in the skin of chameleons
Emily Hamilton (Honors), Substrate-borne communication in chameleons- do vibrations induce behavioral changes?