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Charles T. Anderson, PhD



1 Medical Center Drive
318 Biomedical Research Center
PO Box 9303
Morgantown, WV 26506


Physiology, Pharmacology, & Neuroscience; Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Graduate Training

PhD in Neuroscience, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests

Auditory neurons demonstrate remarkable selectivity for a restricted set of sound features, and they can maintain this selectivity across a wide range of auditory environments. These abilities are fundamental for auditory processing and are of great interest for understanding how the auditory cortex accurately encodes complex sounds, such as speech. My research is focused on uncovering the synaptic and circuit-level mechanisms that that support these abilities. I am particularly interested in cortical mechanisms that can enhance or suppress the neuronal representation of specific features of sounds because these allow neurons to fine-tune their receptive fields, a key feature of cortical sound encoding. I utilize 2-photon calcium imaging in awake animals, brain slice electrophysiology, optogenetic manipulations, and animal behavioral assays to address these questions.

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WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute