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New Research Assistant Position Available on Excitatory Transmission in the Developing Auditory System

Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Jason Tait Sanchez is looking for a research assistant for his project, "Excitatory Transmission in the Developing Auditory System." This project is funded through the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program, offering $9.50/hour to work with faculty on their research.

How do neurons in the auditory system develop functional specializations required for normal hearing? Recent studies indicate that specific receptors of glutamate, the principal neurotransmitter involved in excitatory transmission in the brain, may play an important role in the developing auditory brainstem. This project will take advantage of novel approaches to better understand how glutamate receptors developmentally regulate the establishment of excitatory transmission in the auditory brainstem.

Learn more about URAP requirements and specifics for this application.