Check out our latest research on quinoline ring derivatives as protective agents in aminoglycoside-related hearing loss. The paper by lab members Matthew Kruger and Robby Boney was published last week in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Our co-authors are Dr. Joe Trapani and members of his lab at Amherst College.
Congratulations to doctoral student Phil Uribe on his win at the finals of the WSU 3-minute thesis contest! Phil’s engaging presentation on the dangers of loud noise captivated the judges. Phil will receive a $3,000 travel award. Phil is also the president of the Salmon Speakers Toastmasters club, demonstrating that improving his speaking skills literally paid off. Way to go Phil!
Coffin Lab members Phil Uribe, Tamasen Hayward, Alexandria Camino, Robby Boney, and Valentin Kochenkov spent part of spring break attending the Northwest Developmental Biology meeting at Friday Harbor. Phil, Tamasen, and Robby all presented posters, with Robby winning the “people’s choice” award for the clearest poster presentation. Congratulations Robby!
Coffin lab members Phil Uribe (grad student), Alex Young (research technician), Beija Villalpando and Robby Boney (undergraduates), and Anna Roche (high school intern) presented their work at the 2016 mid-winter meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. WSU Vancouver had an outstanding showing at this international conference, with 13 faculty, staff, and students attending from 3 labs.
Congratulations to high school intern Ms. Anna Roche for her top finish at the regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb 27th. Anna presented her research demonstrating that flavonoids extracted from the Ginkgo biloba plant damage zebrafish hair cells by inducing oxidative stress in those cells. Anna moves on to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Arizona this May. We wish Anna good luck at ISEF!
We’re studying the effect of aquatic pollutants on fish sensory systems, including a collaboration with Drs. John Stark and Jennifer McIntyre at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. As part of this project, technician Alex Young visited the Grovers Creek salmon hatchery in Poulsbo, WA to harvest embryonic coho salmon.
PhD student Phil Uribe entertained a packed house on Oct 29th at Velo Cult bike shop in Portland, sponsored by NW Noggin. Phil helped the audience understand how we hear, and how we lose our hearing, complemented by an audience participation hair cell dance and visual art by PSU student Kimberly Cordray. Get all the details here!
Undergraduate Beija Robbins was named a 2015 Carson Fellow made possible by the Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund at WSU. Congratulations Beija on this prestigious award!
A big Coffin Lab welcome to Ms. Tamasen Hayward and Ms. Alexandria Camino, new M.S. students in the School of Biological Sciences at WSU. Ms. Camino is supported by diversity supplement funds from the NIH.