Hyperacusis and tinnitus are common problems in the general population, and the cause of these conditions are not fully understood. I am a fourth-year graduate student researching inhibition and adaptation in the auditory brainstem. I work in Catherine Carr's lab and perform in vivo electrophysiology in the superior olivary nucleus in barn owls. I would like to determine how the lateral lemniscal nuclei and superior olivary nucleus play a role in gain control in the auditory brainstem. 

Areas of Interest

  • inhibition
  • auditory brainstem

Degrees

  • BA
    Neuroscience

Research

  • In vivo electrophysiology
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR)
  • Patch clamp techniques
  • Nissl staining
  • Virus Injection retrograde tracer
  • slice processing
  • Confocal imaging
  • Matlab analysis
  • immunohistochemistry
Campus
Service
NACS Website Committee
Campus
Service
Student Advisory Group for President's Committee on Disability Issues
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Biology-Psychology Building
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Email
akraemer [at] terpmail.umd.edu