Stefanie Kennon-McGill

2014 - Ph.D.
Primary office:
Mentor: Dianne Durham, Ph.D.


Educational Background

  • 2009 B.S. Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Research

I am currently studying the neural correlates of tinnitus. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a common condition affecting many older individuals as well as military personnel. Although it affects many people worldwide, the causes of tinnitus are not yet well known. It is widely believed that when the peripheral auditory system is damaged, deafferentation occurs in the central auditory structures, leading to an imbalance of excitatory and inhibitory input. This imbalance may cause a change in spontaneous neural activity and thus cause the perception of tinnitus. My research focuses on the spontaneous neural activity specifically in the inferior colliculus following acoustic damage to the auditory system.


Contact Information

The University of Kansas
Neuroscience Graduate Program
c/o Dr. Rick Dobrowsky
School of Pharmacy, Ste 2001-D
2010 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
Telephone: (785) 864-3531 or (785) 864-3893
E-mail: dobrowsky@ku.edu or psteffan@ku.edu

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