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.
Congratulations to Matthew Kruger, MS in Zoology, who successfully defended his thesis entitled, “NATURAL COMPOUNDS PROTECT ZEBRAFISH LATERAL LINE SENSORY HAIR CELLS FROM AMINOGLYCOSIDE TOXICITY.” We wish Matthew the best of luck on his cross-country journey as he starts his PhD at the University of Maine.
It’s been a great December for current and former lab members. Congratulations are in order for:
Phil Uribe (Ph.D. student, Neuroscience) passed his preliminary exam and advanced to doctoral candidacy.
Chau Nguyen (B.S. 2013) was accepted to medical school at the University of Washington.
Matthew Kruger (M.S. student, Biology) was accepted to graduate school (PhD) at the University of Maine.
Undergraduates Sarah Neveux and Nicki Smith, and graduate student Phil Uribe, all received travel awards from WSU Vancouver. All three will present their research at the 2015 Association for Research in Otolaryngology mid-winter meeting.
Congratulations to all of them for their success!
We recently received a three-year research grant from Action on Hearing Loss to support our ongoing research on the hearing protective capabilities of MM-201. Our collaborators are Drs. Joe Harding and Leen Kawas (WSU Pullman and M3 Biotechnology) and Dr. Peter Steyger (OHSU). We look forward to partnering with Action on Hearing loss on our research.
Congrats to lab manager Heather Wiedehoft for her article on herring in Prince William Sound, published in the fall edition of North Pacific Focus, a regional fisheries publication.