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A. James Hudspeth elected to the American Philosophical Society

A. James Hudspeth elected to the American Philosophical SocietyMembership in this honorary society recognizes outstanding accomplishments within a member’s field. Hudspeth has worked toward a deepened understanding of the receptor cells of the inner ear, and how they contribute to hearing and hearing loss. More »

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Neuroscientist A. James Hudspeth Joins Rockefeller Faculty

An expert in the neurobiology and biophysics of hearing, A. James Hudspeth, Ph.D., M.D., joins the faculty at The Rockefeller University as the F.M. Kirby Professor. The chair is made possible by a gift of $2 million from the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., which supports health, educational, cultural, religious and other charitable organizations. Hudspeth also is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a position he will continue at Rockefeller. More »


Winrich Freiwald wins Columbia University’s 2016 W. Alden Spencer Award

Winrich FreiwaldThe award, given by Columbia University, recognizes outstanding research contributions in neuroscience. Freiwald, who shares the prize with his long-time collaborator Doris Y. Tsao of Caltech, will present an award lecture on November 1 at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. More »

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Discovery of genes involved in inner ear development hints at a way to restore hearing and balance

Discovery of genes involved in inner ear development hints at a way to restore hearing and balanceScientists have identified two genes crucial to the production of delicate sensors, called hair cells, in mammals. These genes, or others in the same pathway, could be promising targets for efforts to treat hearing loss or balance problems, the scientists suggest. More »

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: 1393-1401 (14-4-8)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: 1393-1401 Dynamic gene expression by putative hair-cell progenitors during regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line Aaron B. Steiner, Taeryn Kim, Victoria Cabot and A. J. Hudspeth

Jonathan Fisher receives Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

Fisher is a postdoc in James Hudspeth’s Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience studying the biophysics and neurophysiology of the auditory system. He is one of seven winners of the prize, which is given to faculty and postdocs in the tri-state area. More »


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: March 18, 2013

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: March 18, 2013 Effects of cochlear loading on the motility of active outer hair cells Dáibhid Ó Maoiléidigh and A. J. Hudspeth  

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 21076-21080 (12-18-12)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 21076-21080 Contribution of active hair-bundle motility to nonlinear amplification in the mammalian cochlea Fumiaki Nin, Tobias Reichenbach, Jonathan A. N. Fisher and A. J. Hudspeth

Neuron 76: 989-997 (12-6-12)

Neuron 76: 989-997 The spatial pattern of cochlear amplification Jonathan A.N. Fisher, Fumiaki Nin, Tobias Reichenbach, Revathy C.  Uthaiah and A.J. Hudspeth

Elusive protein points to mechanism behind hearing loss

A serendipitous discovery in zebra fish larvae born deaf has helped narrow down the function of an elusive protein necessary for hearing and balance. In addition to unveiling a potential target for therapy, the work suggests that hearing loss may arise from a faulty pathway that translates sound into electrical nerve impulses the brain can understand. More »

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Neuron in zebrafish may reveal clues to the wiring of the human ear

Neurobiology, like networking, is about making the right connections. Now, new research shows that developing neurons in zebrafish know exactly where to go to find the right match. Because analogous cells exist in the human ear, the work may ultimately lead to new therapies for people who are hard of hearing. More »

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$4.5 million grant funds interdisciplinary fellowships at Rockefeller

The grant, from the Leon Levy Foundation, will fund the Leon Levy Presidential Fellowships in Neuroscience, designed to recruit young scientists whose research is at the crossroads of physics, mathematics and neuroscience. More »

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New report bolsters theory on ear’s inner amplifier

Two competing theories exist to explain how the human ear amplifies sound. Now, using ear hair cells from a bullfrog, scientists at Rockefeller provide evidence to bolster the theory they proposed in 1998. More »

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“Gene therapy” in worms identifies protein that plays role in controlling water balance, sense of touch in live animals

Using “knockout” mice and mutant roundworms, researchers at The Rockefeller University and the University of California, San Francisco, have identified a protein that helps control water balance in the body and underlies the sensation of touch — functions basic to life that have long eluded explanation. More »

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Researchers Identify Molecule That Senses Osmotic Pressure in Vertebrates

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rockefeller University have identified a molecule in vertebrates that senses osmotic pressure-the measure of saltiness essential for living cells-and may provide an inroad into understanding inner ear function and the sense of touch. More »

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Ten Science Outreach students reach semifinals of Intel Science Talent Search

Ten out of the 60 high school students who participated in RU’s Science Outreach Program have been named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search (formerly the Westinghouse Science Talent Search). This program, now in its 59th year, is one of the most prestigious science awards for high school students in the country. More than 70 percent of the former finalists have gone on to earn Ph.D.s or M.D.s; five have won Nobel Prizes. More »

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Arnold J. Levine Named President of Rockefeller University

Dr. Arnold J. Levine, the Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences at Princeton University and a world-renowned cancer biologist, has been elected the eighth president of The Rockefeller University. Dr. Levine was selected to succeed Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel, who will retire this fall after seven years of service as Rockefeller’s president. Levine will assume the presidency after the regularly scheduled November board of trustees meeting. More »

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