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Congrats to Dr. Alex Young!

Congratulations to former lab member Alex Young, who recently graduated medical school from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and was promoted to Lieutenant in the Navy. Dr. Young is now a resident in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Congrats to Trent Pratt!

Congratulations to Trent, who graduates this week with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Trent will continue working in the lab as a research technician. Hopefully soon Trent and his classmates can celebrate in person – stay tuned for a picture in full graduation regalia!

Congrats to 2019 Coffin Lab graduates

Congratulations to Regina Tsay (BS Biology), Gavin Lockard (BS Neuroscience), Jordan Donaldson (BS Neuroscience), and Robby Boney (BS Computer Science)! Gavin will move to Spokane this summer to begin Pharmacy school at WSU, and Robby is a database developer at Interject Inc. Both Regina and Jordan are working as emergency department medical scribes and as research technicians in our lab. They each plan to attend medical school. Very proud of the Coffin Lab team!

Hearing Loss in the music industry

Loud noise causes permanent hearing loss…and that includes loud noise that we willingly expose ourselves to for fun, like loud music. I’m not saying we shouldn’t listen to music – I love live music, EDM, and dance clubs. However, the dangers of loud music are rarely discussed, and most of us don’t protect ourselves from life-long damage. We’re launching a new video project to raise awareness about hearing loss in the music industry. Are you a musician or industry professional with hearing loss? Want to share your story? Or are you an industry professional or company who wants to sponsor the video and share the message about safe listening? Email allison.coffin [at]

This video project is a collaboration with Broader Impacts Productions.