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News and Announcements

At Auerbach Lab @ Illinois, we’ve been fortunate that the media has published a number of stories about our current research and focus areas. Check out a sample of some of the most recent press mentions and articles below.

Haichao & Sarika present posters at the MCB Undergrad Symposium

November 5, 2022

The Auerbach lab had a great time at the MCB Undergraduate Research Symposium yesterday.


Haichao's poster on "Analyzing Circuit Disruption in Rat Autism Models of FXS and TSC using ABR"  covered his work over this summer. He has some great preliminary  results that support the behavior data presented by Sarika on "Auditory Behavioral Differences in Genetically-Distinct Rat Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders".


A special thanks to Manasi Inamdar, our recent rotation MCB Graduate student who provided images for Sarika's poster.


Both  Haichao and Sarika will be continuing to work on these projects and we  hope to see new data from their next steps at the U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium this spring.

New Undergrads:
Natalie Natiello and Tirth Patel

January 17, 2023

The Auerbach lab is excited to have 2 new undergraduates joining us this semester. Both are join us from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology where Natalie is majoring in Biology and Tirth is majoring in Bichemistry.

New Grad Student: Manasi Inamdar

December 12, 2022

We are excited to have Manasi Inamdar, a graduate  student in Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) joining our lab. Keep  an eye out for her upcoming molecular and proteomic experiments!

New Undergrads:
Michael Chai, Xander Cue, Mason Mitchell, & Alysia Principata

August 30, 2022

Welcome to the lab, Michael, Xander, Mason and Alysia! They are joining us from, the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology and the departments of Biochemistry and Psychology at UIUC.

Undergrad Awards

April 15, 2022

Congratulations to Sarika, Haichao, and Zaria who have all obtained an MCB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) for this summer!

Sarika also got a Beckman Undergraduate fellowship.

New Undergrad: Laurel Hart

April 12, 2022

Welcome to the lab, Laurel Hart! Laurel is a rising sophomore in the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology at UIUC. We are excited to have her join our lab this summer thanks in part to her Life + Career Design scholarship.

1st Grad Student: Walker Gauthier

March 10, 2022

We look forward to having Walker Gauthier join us as our 1st graduate student starting in Fall '22. He is joining us through the Neuroscience Program.

Collaborative review paper published

February 11, 2022

A collaborative review paper on bottom-up/top-down adaptions for listening in complex environments  and the effects of hearing loss in Frontiers in Neuroscience with Dr. Howard Gritton.

New review on Hyperexcitability and Homeostasis in Fragile X Syndrome

January 5, 2022

Check out this new review on hyperexcitability and homeostasis in Fragile X Syndrome. This is a collaboration with the Tsai Lab's Dr. Vipendra Kumar and Dr. Nien-Pei Tsai

New Undergrad: Hachao Wang

December 20, 2021

Welcome to the lab, Haichao Wang! Haichao is a junior majoring in Biochemistry at UIUC.

New Lab Manager: Noelle James

November 16, 2021

Welcome to the lab, Noelle James! Noelle joins us a lab manager.

Preprint out now

September 29, 2021

New preprint on auditory processing differences in a rat model of Fragile X syndrome is up on bioRxiv, check it out!

New Undergrads: Omer Khan and Vrushhabh Patel

August 23, 2021

Welcome to the lab, Omer Khan and Vrushhabh Satel! Omer is a junior Biochemistry major at UIUC with a minor in psychology and Vrushhabh is a sophomore Computer Science major at UIUC.

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