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Hammonds, Michael; Woodside, Brain; Sahley, Tony


Timothy Mogan, Tyler Erker, Riley Faulhammer and Justin Wobser were the target students for this stereotaxic neurosurgery and electrophysiology lab experience. They are Pre-Nursing, Pre-Neuroscience (Pyschology) or Pre-Med majors. This richly educational and hands-on investigation significantly enhanced their confidence and experience in RODENT HANDLING, ANESTHESIA, ELECTROPHSYIOLOGY, PERFUSION, BRAIN REMOVAL and GENERAL LAB SKILLS. An animal use protocol was created for the project under the guidance of the Mentors and the students followed it competently. Students completed CITI online animal research training and animal handling training was provided by Lou Turchyn, DVM. Animals for the research were generously donated by Dr. Turchyn and other animal investigators at CSU so that this investigation did not require any additional research animals. A poster presentation of the first stages of the study covering background and significance, data collection methods and specimen preservation was academically instructive. Next, the molecular biology analysis of the specimens is expected to generate a proof of concept for methods necessary to conduct ongoing research in cochlear (inner ear) dysfunction ostensibly caused by dynorphins released during acoustic over-stimulation stress by Drs. Tony Sahley, David Anderson, Michael Hammonds and Karthik Chandu.

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College of Sciences and Health Professions


School of Health Sciences; Health Sciences; Psychology


Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry and Psychology

Learning To Do in Vivo Neural Responses in Mice