Faculty Mentors

Davis Robin 3b252Professor Robin L. Davis, a neurobiologist trained at Stanford University, MIT, and Harvard Medical School, specializes in sensory neuroscience. Her laboratory focuses on understanding the complex neuronal signaling responsible for transmitting acoustic information into the brain and evaluates spiral ganglion neurons, which are the first neural elements in auditory system. Her lab uses using patch clamp electrophysiology to observe electrical signals transmitted by auditory neurons in vitro, fluorescent immunocytochemistry to visualize the voltage-gated ion channels that shape the signals, and molecular biological approaches to evaluate the genes involved in regulating and carrying out these processes. This broad array of approaches to studying a specific group of neurons with known functional significance provides a window into the brain. 

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