Michael Roberts

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Med Sci I
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Core Faculty
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Sensory Neuroscience
Computational Neuroscience

PhD, University of Texas - Austin

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Our lab aims to determine the cellular, synaptic, and network mechanisms used by neural circuits in the auditory midbrain and thalamus to extract and encode important features of sounds. Our approach combines patch clamp electrophysiology, optogenetics, genetically engineered mice, and viral transduction. Through this work, we seek to identify methods for restoring the function of auditory circuits for individuals with hearing disorders or hearing loss.