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A Neuroscientist’s Quest to Prevent Hearing Loss

Alli Coffin standing outside in front of a building and trees
When Allison Coffin was a kid, she wanted to swim with sharks. But while in college she learned something that changed the course of her career: fish have ears. “I went to college to study marine biology, and while there I learned that some fish can produce sound and talk to each other,” says WSU neuroscience professor Alli Coffin. » More ...

Top Ten Senior: Neuroscience Student Shi Min Tan

Shi Min Tan on stairwell
It was a shock to to win Top Ten Senior. There are a lot of amazing people here! I was fortunate to be able to do research in the neuroscience department. I started out as a freshman without really knowing where I was going with it but by my senior year, I had my own project that became part of my honor’s thesis. » More ...

WSU’s Neuroscientists: Using Brain Science to Understand Drug Addiction

WSU neuroscientists - Dr. Rita Fuchs and Dr. Ryan McLaughlin
Like many kids her age, Kelli, a tenth-grade high school student, learned about the dangers of using marijuana in health class. “They teach us not to do it because it is a gateway drug, and it can take you down a bad path,” she says. » More ...