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ARO Signs on to Letter with over 150 Other Scientific Societies to Oppose the US Administration’s Proposed Travel Ban Based on its Potentially Adverse Effects on our Mission.


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Other Opportunities:

2019 Biology of the Inner Ear 3-week course (BIE)
August 6-28 Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Massachusetts, USA
Apply by April 16 at

BIE teaches advanced research approaches to the development, function, and pathology of the inner ear and downstream auditory and vestibular pathways in the central nervous system.  BIE has been held every 2 years since 2007. 

Featuring a large expert faculty (>40) and small student class (15-20), BIE offers extraordinary opportunities for student-faculty interactions via lectures, tutorials, research seminars, demonstrations, laboratory exercises conducted side-by-side with faculty, independent laboratory time, and informal discussions. 

Course directors: Ruth Anne Eatock (, Andy Groves (, Philip Joris (


Graduate, postdoctoral or resident level or beyond; with backgrounds in biological, chemical, physical, computational, or medical sciences

Open to US-based and international applicants

Tuition, room and board are provided.  Some funds are available to defray travel costs.

Course content:

Challenges driving different sub-fields – e.g., What genes control development of the beautifully ordered inner ear?  What molecules mediate transduction of sound, head motion or water displacement into electro-chemical signals?  How do we perceive sound pitch and localize sounds?  How does attention influence hearing?  What does information theory reveal about how the vestibular system helps us move through the environment?  How do we fix or replace broken inner ears?

Technical approaches – genetic, molecular, anatomical, neurophysiological, behavioral and psychophysical

Model systems – such as the fruit fly auditory system, zebrafish lateral line, and rodent hearing and vestibular pathways from inner ear to cortex.

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Osborne College of Audiology



Cochlear Implants

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Vestibular Sciences and Disorders


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Giri Sundar, PhD

Director, Distance Education Programs

Phone: 215.780.1238

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