Students Supported by NIH Training Grant 2014-2016

NRSA Trainee

MAUREEN SHADER

Maureen Shader received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from Gallaudet University in 2013. She is currently a PhD student studying speech perception in older adults with cochlear implants. Her research projects investigate the effect of cochlear implant stimulation rate and temporal­envelope modulation rate on sentence recognition in young, middle­age, and older adults..

Website : http://www.goupelllab.umd.edu/
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Stilp, C. E., & Goupell, M. J. (2015). Spectral and temporal resolutions of information-bearing acoustic changes for understanding vocoded sentences.The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(2), 844-855.

Goupell, M. J. (2015). Interaural envelope correlation change discrimination in bilateral cochlear implantees: Effects of mismatch, centering, and onset of deafness. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(3), 1282-1297.

MAGGIE MATERN

Maggie Matern is a graduate student in the Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and is completing her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Ronna Hertzano. The main focus of her research is the characterization of transcription factor signalling cascades that occur during cochlear development using a combination of bioinformatic and molecular techniques, as well as using both mice and zebrafish as animal models. She is performing this research in the hope that it will help to further understand how hair cells normally develop, survive, and function in the inner ear.

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KELSEY DUTTA

Kelsey Dutta is a graduate student working with Drs. Shihab Shamma and Jonathan Fritz in the Neural Systems Lab. She previously worked on neuroanatomy and electrical stimulation projects in the auditory midbrain while earning undergraduate degrees at the University of Connecticut. Her work at NSL will focus on signal processing and physiology in auditory and associated cortices.

Website : http://www.isr.umd.edu/Labs/NSL/nsl.html
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