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BENJAMIN D. AUERBACH

Principal Investigator

Ben Auerbach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a full-time member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology.

Dr. Auerbach received his Ph.D. in neuroscience at MIT, where he studied mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in Fragile X syndrome and related neurodevelopmental disorders. He did his postdoctoral training at the Center for Hearing and Deafness at the University at Buffalo, where he investigated the neural circuits mechanisms underlying auditory perceptual disorders associated with hearing loss.

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XIAOPENG LIU

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Xiaopeng Liu earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in Heifi and had 4+ years of post-graduate research training at the Center for Hearing and Deafness at the University at Buffalo. He is currently investigating central auditory pathology in rodent models of autism and hearing disorders.

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ZARIA GEORGE

Undergraduate Student

Molecular & Cellular Biology, '23
Concentration in Neuroscience

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OMER KHAN

Undergraduate Student

Biochemistry, '23
Minor in Psychology

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SARIKA KUMAR

Undergraduate Student

Molecular & Cellular Biology, '24

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VRUSHHABH PATEL

Undergraduate Student

Computer Science, '24
Chemistry, '24

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JOSEPH SALERNO

Undergraduate Student

Molecular & Cellular Biology, '23