报告题目: Synaptic mechanisms of age-related hearing loss (老年性耳聋的神经突触机制)
报告人：Ruili Xie (解瑞立) Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of Toledo, USA
Dr Xie’s Research Interests:
Hearing loss becomes prevalent more than ever due to the steady increase of our life expectancy (leads to the increase in age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis), and over-exposure to sound from sources like personal electronic devices (leads to noise-induced hearing loss). Dr Xie is interested in how the auditory nervous system processes sound, and how the neural processing is disrupted under aging and hearing loss conditions. The primary goals of his research are to elucidate the mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and circuit levels that underlie normal hearing as well as hearing loss conditions due to aging and noise trauma.