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AUDITORY NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

As a clinician scientist, I am committed to a career of conducting translational research to identify novel diagnostic and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for patients with hearing disorders. After completing my clinical training, my passion for understanding auditory perception and the brain led me to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. My graduate research investigated the effects of noise exposure on cochlear anatomy, auditory physiology, and hearing-in-noise in nonhuman primates. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine working in the laboratories of Dr. Elisabeth Glowatzki and Dr. Amanda Lauer. I utilize a variety of methods, including behavioral measures of hearing, electrophysiology, and histology of the cochlea and brain to assess structure-function correlations following acoustic injury.

I am relentless in my pursuit of research, while remaining loyal to my clinical training and experiences with patients. My clinical training provides me with a practical, translational foundation to elevate the impact of my research efforts beyond that of pure scientific discovery.

PUBLICATIONS

Mondul, J. A., Burke, K., Morley, B., & Lauer, A. M. (2024). Alpha9alpha10 knockout mice show altered physiological and behavioral responses to signals in masking noise. J Acoust Soc Am, 155(5), 3183-3194.
Stahl, A. N., Mondul, J. A., Alek, K. A., Hackett, T. A., & Ramachandran, R. (2022). Audiologic characterization using clinical physiological measures: Normative data from macaque monkeys. Hearing Research, 424, 108568.
McLeod, A., Burton, J. A., Mackey, C. A., & Ramachandran, R. (2022). An assessment of ambient noise and other environmental variables in a nonhuman primate housing facility. Lab Animal, 51, 219-226.
Burton, J. A., Tarabillo, A. L., Finnie, K. R., Shuster, K. A., Mackey, C. A., Hackett, T. A., Ramachandran, R. R. (2022). Chronic otitis externa secondary to tympanic membrane electrode placement in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Comparative Medicine, 72(2), 104-112.
Peacock, J., Mackey, C. A., Benson, M. A., Burton, J. A., Greene, N. T., Ramachandran, R., & Tollin, D. J. (2021). The binaural interaction component in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). eNeuro, 8(6), 1-5.
Burton, J. A., Mackey, C. A., MacDonald, K., Valero, M. D., Hackett, T. A., & Ramachandran, R. (2020). Changes in audiometric threshold and frequency selectivity correlate with cochlear histopathology in macaque monkeys with permanent noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing Research, 398, 108082.
Burton, J. A., Valero, M. D., Hackett, T. A., & Ramachandran, R. (2019). The use of nonhuman primates in studies of noise injury and treatment. J Acoust Soc Am, 146(5), 3770-3789.
Holcomb, M. A., Burton, J. A., Dornhoffer, J. R., Camposeo, E. L., Meyer, T. A., & McRackan, T. R. (2019). When to replace legacy cochlear implants for technological upgrades: Indications and outcomes. Laryngoscope, 129, 748–753.
Rajsic, J., Burton, J. A., & Woodman, G. F. (2019). The contralateral delay activity tracks the storage of visually presented letters and words. Psychophysiology, 56, e13282.
McRackan, T. R., Fabie, J. E., Burton, J. A., Munawar, S., Holcomb, M. A., Dubno, J. R. (2018). Earphone and aided word recognition differences in cochlear implant candidates. Otology & Neurotology, 39(7), e543-e549.
Burton, J. A., Dylla, M. E., & Ramachandran, R. (2018). Frequency selectivity in macaque monkeys measured using a notched-noise method. Hearing Research, 357, 73-80.
Hauser, S. N., Burton, J. A., Mercer, E. T., & Ramachandran, R. (2018). Effects of noise overexposure on tone detection in noise in nonhuman primates. Hearing Research, 357, 33-45.
Valero, M.D., Burton, J. A., Hauser, S. N., Hackett, T. A., Ramachandran, R., & Liberman, M. C. (2017). Noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Hearing Research, 353, 213-223.

PRESENTATIONS

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DYNAMICS OF NOISE-INDUCED DOPAMINE UPREGULATION IN LATERAL OLIVOCOCHLEAR NEURONS

Rubenstein Symposium on Hearing & Balance

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
April 2023

EFFECTS OF NOISE EXPOSURE ON COCHLEAR ANATOMY, AUDITORY PHYSIOLOGY, AND HEARING-IN-NOISE IN NONHUMAN PRIMATES

Dissertation Defense

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
May 9, 2022

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PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PERCEPTUAL ASSAYS OF AUDITORY EFFERENT FUNCTION IN NONHUMAN PRIMATES

Vanderbilt University Neuroscience Brown Bag Seminar
Nashville, TN
April 23, 2021

LINKING PERCEPTUAL PERFORMANCE WITH COCHLEAR HISTOPATHOLOGY IN TWO NONHUMAN PRIMATE MODELS OF NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS

Purdue University Hearing Seminar

West Lafayette, IN

March 5, 2020

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VISION & HEARING: FROM MOLECULES TO SENSORY LOSS

Osher Lifelong Learning Series
Nashville, TN
October 22, 2019

NEUROSCIENCE AND AUDIOLOGY

October 16, 2019

Invited guest lecture presentation for the Miami University of Ohio National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Chapter

Miami University Oct 2019
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HEARING IN BACKGROUND NOISE IN MACAQUE MONKEYS FOLLOWING NOISE EXPOSURE

Midwest Auditory Research Conference
Springfield, IL
July 2019

HOT TOPICS, COLD DRINKS: UNCONVENTIONAL AUDIOLOGY

American Academy of Audiology
AAA 2019 Conference Columbus, OH
March 29, 2019

AAA 2019

Acoustical Society of America
Victoria, BC, Canada
November 8, 2018

OF MICE AND MONKEYS: TRANSLATING ANIMAL RESEARCH TO THE CLINIC

American Academy of Audiology
AAA 2018 Conference Nashville, TN
April 20, 2018

AAA 2018 Presentation
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SENSORY SYSTEM SYNERGY: PUTTING INFORMATION TOGETHER AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INPUTS DECLINE

Osher Lifelong Learning Series

Nashville, TN
March 29, 2018

PRESENTATIONS

AWARDS, HONORS, AND DISTINCTIONS

NEW CENTURY SCHOLARS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

ASHFoundation,

November 2019

NEUROSCIENCE RETREAT BEST TALK AWARD WINNER

Vanderbilt Brain Institute,
September 2019

NEUROSCIENCE RETREAT POSTER AWARD WINNER

Vanderbilt Brain Institute, September 2017

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Vanderbilt University
2017 to present

AUDIOLOGY CAPSTONE AWARD WINNER

Vanderbilt University,
April 2016

POSTER BLITZ FIRST PLACE WINNER

Association for Research in Otolaryngology,
February 2016

VANDERBILT TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

Vanderbilt University, 2013-2017

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TRAINING GRANT

Vanderbilt University, 2013-2016

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

CERTIFIED MEMBERSHIP (CCC-A), AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION
        2017 - PRESENT

FELLOW, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
        2017 - PRESENT

MEMBER, AMERICAN AUDITORY SOCIETY
        2015 - PRESENT

MEMBER, ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY
       2014 - PRESENT

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