Robert Mohr
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
408 Guthrie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

mohr916@uw.edu

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Biography
Rob Mohr was a UW Biology undergraduate researcher in the Sisneros lab from 2009-2010. He joined the lab as a graduate student in the Fall 2011.

Research
Rob's research interests are related to the neural activation patterns associated with behaviorally relevant auditory stimuli. His current work focuses on the expression of the immediate early gene c-Fos (a marker for neural activity) in response to complex conspecific vocalizations and simple pure tone acoustic stimuli. Rob also plans to explore the three putative auditory end organs (saccule, utricle and lagena) individually, characterizing their roles in auditory processing. Ultimately, Rob hopes to identify functional maps of the midshipman auditory system for all three end organs in response to differences in frequency, amplitude and directionality of acoustic stimuli.

Publications
Coffin AB, Zeddies DG, Fay RR, Brown AD, Alderks PW, Bhandiwad AA, Mohr RA, Gray MD, Rogers PH and JA Sisneros. 2014. Use of the swim bladder and lateral line in near-field sound source localization by fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology.

Petersen CL, Timothy M, Kim DS, Bhandiwad AA, Mohr RA, Sisneros JA, and PM Forlano. 2013. Exposure to advertisement calls of reproductive competitors activates vocal-acoustic and catecholaminergic neurons in the plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Public Library of Science One 8(8):e70474

Coffin AB, Mohr RA, and JA Sisneros. 2012. Saccular-specific hair cell addition correlates with reproductive state-dependent changes in the auditory saccular sensitivity of a vocal fish. Journal of Neuroscience 32:1366-1376.

 


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